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Parliamentarians at the Rajya Sabha during the second part of the budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday, March 25, 2022. (PTI)

The government presented the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill 2022 to Lok Sabha on Monday, which authorizes police to take ‘measures’ to mark those convicted, arrested or detained – including fingerprints, handprints palm and footprints; Pictures; iris and retina scans; analysis of physical and biological samples; and behavioral attributes, including signature and handwriting.

Originally listed in the name of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the bill was eventually introduced by Union MoS for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra in the face of protests from the opposition, who called it a “draconian”.

Opposition MPs said the bill goes against constitutional provisions, such as section 20(3) on self-incrimination and section 21 on the protection of life and freedom, as well as the guarantees established by the Supreme Court.

During the debate on the Finance Bill as well as the Appropriation Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the Income Tax Act should be replaced by the code of direct taxes, while seeking to know from the Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman “why 39 of the amendments were necessary in the finance bill”.

“The Finance Bill has 125 clauses, 84 of which relate to amendments to the Income Tax Law, and the Minister of Finance has proposed 39 amendments to the 125 clauses of the Amendment Bill,” said Chidambaram, adding that even after careful reading, he did not understand the amendments.

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