Thursday, July 06, 2017

New Indian Law Increases Sanctions for Aircraft Hijacking

New Delhi: India today has a new law that increases sanctions for aircraft hijacking, including capital punishment for those who kill people.

Parliament passed the Act last year, but its implementation continued on hold pending the government approval of the rules.

The initiative replaces 1982 Act, considered too weak and narrow by the legislators, NDTV highlights.

The new law extends the definition of hijacking by including threats or attempts, and covers offenses against an aircraft or personnel even while on the ground.

Any attack on a plane preparing to take off or another that landed in a 24-hour period will be considered a hijacking under current legislation.

That includes the possibility of a biological weapon attack, the impact of which could occur a day later.
06/07/17 Prensa Latina

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