Government approves anti-maritime piracy law
The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard have been dealing with increasing incidents of piracy in critical sea lanes.
The sources said the government is bringing the law as part of a commitment made by India while signing the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in 1982. The UNCLOS was ratified by India in 1995.
"The objective of the Bill is to have a domestic anti-piracy legislation to provide the necessary legal framework within the country for the prosecution of persons for piracy-related crimes," said a source.
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