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Third Reading of the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019

Posted on :07 June 2019

The Third Reading on the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019 was held today. The Chairperson of the Legislative Committee, Member from Bongo-Chapchha constituency presented the recommendations of the Committee along with the recommendations of the National Law Review Taskforce on the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019.


The House deliberated on each section of the Bill along with the recommendations submitted by the National Law Review Taskforce (NLRT) and the Legislative Committee. After a thorough deliberation on the recommendations, most of the recommendations submitted were supported by the House.


The House directed the Legislative Comimittee to further review clause 134 (b), clause 183 on Rape of child above twelve years and the new clause on Fronting and submit it on 10 June 2019.


The Amendment Bill will be put to vote on 10th June, 2019.


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