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The Enduring Colonial Legacy

The New Criminal Laws

The enactment of the three new criminal laws presented a chance to establish a postcolonial system rooted in reform, restitution, and rehabilitation. Though steps in the right direction, they fall short of severing the system’s colonial ties and redefining crime and punishment in India.

The last few years have been marked by a conscious and sustained effort to “decolonise” India. Central to the decolonisation effort has been the post-colonial state’s long-drawn desire to shun colonial vestiges. More recently, the changes in the educational policy, repealing of obsolete laws, and construction of the new Parliament building show that educational, economic, and cultural renaissance is deemed critical to India’s journey into the so-called Amrit Kaal.

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Published On : 15th Mar, 2024

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