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Rijiju proposes repealing more than 1,500 obsolete, archaic laws

Rijiju proposes repealing more than 1,500 obsolete, archaic laws

Shilong: According to Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, the Center would remove more than 1,500 antiquated and outdated legislation during the winter session of Parliament.

Rijiju told reporters here on Saturday that outdated laws hinder the everyday lives of ordinary people and should not be kept on the books because they are no longer relevant.

"It is the prime minister's desire to reduce the compliance burden of people, to ensure that they can live as peacefully as possible. We (the NDA government at the Centre) have decided to remove all obsolete, archaic laws from the statute, as unnecessary laws are a burden to the common man. We have decided to revoke more than 1,500 laws in the winter session of Parliament. I am ready to introduce many more repealment acts," the minister said.

Rijiju also said the Centre gives special focus to the northeast, and there is no reason why the region will lag behind in any sector.

"It is the BJP's desire to make the northeast prosperous and India a powerful nation," he added.

With PTI inputs

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