On July 1st, the Modi government in India enacted new criminal laws, including the “Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS)”, “Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA)”, and “Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS)”.

Asaduddin Owaisi, President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, expressed concerns that these laws will be used against Muslims, Dalits, and other marginalized groups in India. He claims these laws will expand police powers to target vulnerable sections of society.
A Member of Parliament from Hyderabad described these laws as one-sided, noting that they do not address police misconduct. He labeled these laws as even more dangerous than the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
Since the Modi government assumed power, minorities in India have felt increasingly insecure. Anti-Muslim rhetoric has also been prevalent in recent elections.
The new laws are raising concerns among minorities, particularly Muslims, Adivasis, and Dalits.
Their implementation occurs amid ongoing debates about the treatment of minorities in India under the current administration.
Critics argue that these laws could be used to target specific communities, while government supporters insist they are necessary for maintaining law and order.

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