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Arms Bill turns law, gets President’s nod

With President Kovind giving his assent to the Arms Bill that was cleared by parliament earlier this week, the New Arms (Amendment) Act has come into force which provides for enhancement of period of arms licence from 3-5 years and issuance of arms licence in its electronic form for rationalising and facilitating the licensing procedures.

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Updated: Dec 26, 2019, 03.09 PM IST
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NEW DELHI: The Arms (Amendment) Act has come into force with President Ram Nath Kovind giving his assent to a Bill cleared by the Parliament earlier this week to help the government in controlling proliferation of illegal arms and ammunition in the country.

President Kovind gave his approval on Saturday to the Act which provides for enhancement of period of arms licence from three years to five years and issuance of arms licence in its electronic form for rationalising and facilitating the licensing procedures for use of firearms by individuals as well as to curb crimes committed by using illegal firearms.

The New Arms (Amendment) Act is aimed at providing effective deterrence against violation of law.

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