The Parliamentary Standing Committee on finance has recommended modifications to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) (Amendment) Bill, 2011 to address the anomalies in the legislation before its enactment. On the proposed death penalty in the bill, the committee has held that it is not only harsh but unlawful as well.
While agreeing on the necessity of the amendments proposed in the bill, the committee has said that there was a need for having a more comprehensive and broad-based legislation on narcotic and psychotropic substances.
Report: Zaigham Murtaza
Anchor: Amritanshu Rai
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