Now celebratory firing can put you behind the bars
Many stringent provisions in the new Arms Act
Know why opposition to the amendment of the Arms Act?
DEC 03 (WTN) - If you have a weapon license, or if you are going to get a weapon license, then it is very important for you to know some new rules. This is why, because the Central Government is going to amend the Arms Act and make changes in it. Following the new amendments to the Arms Act, there has been a provision for severe punishment for the misuse of weapons. For your information, let us know that the Union Home Ministry is presenting a bill related to the amendment of the 60-year-old Arms Act. According to the information, many provisions of punishment have been changed in this bill and new categories of crime have also been included in this bill. According to the new Arms Act, now no person can have more than one weapon, whereas the limit was three arms earlier. According to the Arms Act Amendment Bill, no one will be allowed to hold more than one arms, except for an authorized dealer selling arms.
After this new law is made, those possessing more than one weapon will have to submit their weapons within 90 days. For this, the arms license holder will have to submit his weapon within a fixed time limit at the nearest police station. On the other hand, if military personnel have additional weapons, then they may have to deposit their weapons in their unit. If there is more than one license, it will be canceled within one year of the enactment of the law.
On the other hand, if someone loots arms from the police or armed forces, then in the case of punishment, the punishment for life imprisonment for at least 10 years has been made in the bill if found guilty. But international shooting players will be allowed to carry more than one weapon, but the category of cartridges used in it has been fixed.
At the same time, the government is also ready to rein in the celebratory firing on festive occasions. Actually, it has been seen that many people do celebratory firing at events like marriage, engagement, and procession, in which many accidents happen every year and many lives are lost. Expressing concern over the incidents of celebratory firing, now celebratory firing on festive occasions is being brought under the category of crime.
Legal action will now be taken against those who will do celebratory firing in celebrations. The proposed new bill includes a provision for the punishment of 2 years or a fine of Rs 1 lakh for such an offense. According to the new law, now religious events, wedding ceremonies and firing at public places have been considered as a crime.
For your information, let us tell you that under the new law, smuggling of arms and illegal sale and purchasing is also considered a crime. At the same time, there was a provision of 7 years of punishment for possessing weapons without a license, but now it is being extended to 10 years. According to the new law, if someone is killed with a banned weapon, as before, the new law also holds life imprisonment or the death penalty.
But at the same time, the new Arms Act amendment bill also conducts about increasing the validity of arms license from three years to five years. The Modi Government is also making rules to monitor the weapon holder under the new law, so that the weapons, cartridges and explosive purchased can be accurately understood how they are being used.
But opposition to the amendment in the Arms Act by the Modi Government has also started. According to the information received from the media, MPs belonging to royal families in political parties are against the amendment for not having more than one weapon. MPs belonging to the royal families argue that it is their ancestral weapons that have been in their family for many generations. These MPs say that according to the tradition, these weapons are used in arms worship on the Dussehra.
On the other hand, regarding the new law, the royal families say that the merger of the princely states into India was done with these weapons, and then in the new Arms Act amendment bill, it should not be banned in any way. But according to information received from the media, the new Arms Act amendment bill has provided that ancestral weapons will have a separate category, but cartridges cannot be used for the use of these weapons.
Now it has to be seen how much the administration gets help from the Arms Act amendment being done by the Modi Government. Actually, it has been seen that in many areas of the country, it is still considered a matter of pride to keep arms. Many people have unauthorized weapons in these areas, which are used in mutual fighting or celebratory firing. In such a situation, it can be said that the new law being made by the government will prevent the possession of illegal weapons. But at the same time, while creating a new law, the government should also consider the demand of the royal families, in which they have demanded to keep ancestral weapons separate from this law.