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Punjab Government Approves Life Imprisonment For Sacrilege Of Religious Texts: Detail



Punjab Government approved sacrilege of religious text punishable with life imprisonment: Details, Aim, Purpose, Highlights

The Punjab Government's Cabinet on 23rd August 2018 decided to bring an amendment to Indian Penal Code (IPC) to make sacrilege of all religious text punishable with life imprisonment.

The Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh on twitter twitted that the state cabinet has approved amendments to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to make sacrilege of all religious text punishable with life imprisonment.

Punjab's Cabinet has approved the Code of Criminal Procedure (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018, and the Indian Penal Code (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018. The amended bills will be tabled in the upcoming Assembly session.

The Punjab cabinet has approved the insertion of section 295AA to the IPC to provide that whoever causes injury, damage or sacrilege to Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Srimad Bhagwad Geeta, Holy Quran and Holy Bible with the intention to hurt the religious feelings of the people, shall be punished with imprisonment for life

The main aim behind making sacrilege of all religious texts punishable with life imprisonment is to preserve communal harmony.

Punjab (India)

Capital: Chandigarh

Largest City: Ludhiana

Districts: 22

Official Languages: Punjabi, Hindi

Governor: V P Singh Badnore

Chief Minister: Captain Amarinder Singh  (INC)


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