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Life Time period For Sacrilege – Punjab’s Push For Legal guidelines Amid Row Over Lynching

Two individuals had been overwhelmed to loss of life in Punjab in lower than 24 hours over alleged situations of sacrilege.


Amid rigidity in Punjab after two lynchings over alleged acts of sacrilege, Deputy Chief Minister has urged the centre to get the President’s assent on two state Payments for stringent punishment in sacrilege circumstances.

The Code of Felony Process (Punjab Modification) Invoice, 2018 and The Indian Penal Code (Punjab Modification) Invoice, 2018, cleared the Meeting in 2018 and have additionally obtained the Governor’s assent and are awaiting the President’s assent.

The legal guidelines present for jail time period as much as life imprisonment for anybody inflicting harm or sacrilege to Guru Granth Sahib, Bhagavad Gita, Quran and the Bible with the intention to harm non secular emotions of the individuals.

In his letter to Union Residence Minister yesterday, Mr Randhawa mentioned the “sacrilege of holy books is turning into a serious subject in Punjab”. “Shri Guru Granth Sahib is taken into account a dwelling Guru and never an object by the Sikhs and it’s accorded respect in accordance with Sikh maryada,” he wrote.

The Deputy Chief Minister mentioned the present authorized provisions, which give for a jail time period of as much as three years, “are insufficient to cope with this case”.

“Punjab being a border state, this can be very crucial to take care of communal concord right here. For this, deterrent punishment is a should for these making an attempt to disturb communal concord by indulging within the sacrileges. So, I once more request that the Presidential assent for the mentioned Payments might kindly be obtained and conveyed to the State Authorities, on the earliest attainable.”

Two individuals had been overwhelmed to loss of life in Punjab in lower than 24 hours over alleged situations of sacrilege.

On Saturday night, at Amritsar’s Golden Temple, a person jumped into the enclosure the place the Guru Granth Sahib is stored. He was seen choosing up a golden sword as clergymen rushed to overpower him. Subsequently, he was overwhelmed to loss of life.

The subsequent day, one other man was overwhelmed to loss of life in Kapurthala’s Nijampur district. Whereas locals alleged that they caught him “disrespecting” the Nishan Sahib (the Sikh flag), police have mentioned it gave the impression to be the case of theft and never of sacrilege.



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