By Senthil Kumar ReddyPublished 09:30 PM, February 20, 2019 08:23:07Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new anti-gang law, which will ban the use of guns and ammunition by all people in any form, has sparked a backlash in the Indian capital.
Modi’s government says the new law is needed to combat crime, but the law has also been criticised by the opposition, who say it will give the country a bad name.
The Supreme Court has already questioned the need for the new gun-law, but its final ruling is likely to be awaited by the government, which has not given a timeframe for its implementation.
According to the Supreme Court’s judgement on December 28, the gun law is unconstitutional and cannot be implemented.
The judgement, though, said that the government must give a timeline for its implementing of the law.
“In view of the fact that it is not in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, it is for the government to take necessary steps for its effective implementation,” the judgement said.