Truckers strike: The Home Ministry seeks to pacify truckers protesting the new hit-and-run law

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: Governance

Topic: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions

Context: Transporters, protesting the new hit-and-run law, went on a nationwide strike. The Ministry of Home Affairs assured the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) that decisions on stringent provisions would be taken after consultation.


  • The apprehensions among vehicle drivers regarding provisions of 10-year punishment and fine provided for in Section 106 (2) of the Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita.
  • Currently, as per Section 304A (causing death by negligence) of IPC, drivers in rash and negligent cases face penalties of up to two years.
  • The new law
  • The issue arose due to concerns about potential misuse and harsh punishments in the new provisions prescribing up to 10 years’ imprisonment for drivers in hit-and-run cases.

What is Section 106(2), BNS?



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