Punjab Assembly passed Bills against sacrilege

The Punjab Assembly passed Bills for an amendment to the IPC and the CrPC to make desecration of all religious texts punishable with life imprisonment. It has inserted Section 295AA.
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Updated: Aug 29,2018 11:43:36 am

Punjab Assembly passed Bills against sacrilege

29 August 2018 Current Affairs:

The Punjab Assembly, led by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh,  unanimously passed Bills for an amendment to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to make desecration of all religious texts punishable with life imprisonment. 
The IPC (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018, has inserted Section 295AA. The Bill provides that whoever causes injury, damage or sacrilege to Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Srimad Bhagavad Gita, the Holy Quran and the Holy Bible with the intention to hurt the religious feelings of the people shall be punished with imprisonment for life.

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