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Weapons of Mass destruction and their delivery systems (prohibition of unlawful activities) amendment Bill, 2022

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  • April 7, 2022
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Weapons of Mass destruction and their delivery systems (prohibition of unlawful activities) amendment Bill, 2022

Part of: Prelims and GS II – Policies and interventions 

Context: Lok Sabha recently passed the weapons of Mass destruction and their delivery systems (prohibition of unlawful activities) amendment Bill, 2022 with a voice vote.

  • Weapons of mass destruction are biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons. 

Key takeaways 

  • The Bill amends the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, 2005.  
    • The 2005 Act prohibits unlawful activities (such as manufacturing, transport, or transfer) related to weapons of mass destruction, and their means of delivery. 
  • The present Bill bars persons from financing any prohibited activity related to weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems. 
  • To prevent persons from financing such activities, the central government may freeze, seize or attach their funds, financial assets, or economic resources (whether owned, held, or controlled directly or indirectly). 
  • It may also prohibit persons from making finances or related services available for the benefit of other persons in relation to any activity which is prohibited.

News Source: Newsonair

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