Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Japenese PM announces new security laws

Narada Desk | March 22, 2016 12:16 pm Print


Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan announced that latest national security laws will come into effect from March 29 which will be allowing the nation to exercise the right to collective self-defence.

The ruling conclave passed the controversial bills through the parliament last year and enacted the legislation in September 2015 amid strong opposition from the public and academics due to its unconstitutionality, Xinhua news agency reported.

The new laws once into practice will allow the Japanese Self-Defence Forces (SDF) to engage in armed conflicts within and beyond the national borders with complete right to collective self-defense.

The Japanese war-hating constitution banned the SDF from exercising the right to collective defense, which gives extra military like powers to the forces.

Majority of the constitutional experts presume that the new laws would be violating the supreme law and the enactment of the new legal code triggered large scale protests all through the nation.

Prime Minister would delay the framework of the newly formulated law for the SDF to carry out the enlarged tasks, with worries in mind that the move would impact on the ruling bloc’s campaign over the coming upper house election, which is the master key to Abe to launch a motion to amend the constitution.

March 19, witnessed a rally supported by over 5,000 protesters in downtown Tokyo opposing the security legislation.