(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) Policy Watch: Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) Policy Watch: Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill

Topic: Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill

Expert Panel:

  • Niraj Srivastava, (Former Ambassador)
  • Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd., Defence Expert)
  • Dr. Vishwapati Trivedi, (Former Secretary, Ministry of Shipping)

Topic Description:

The Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill was taken up in the Lok Sabha by the Government in the winter session of parliament. The Bill is aimed at promoting the safety and security of India’s maritime trade, and the safety of its crew members. It seeks to provide stringent punishment, including the death penalty or life imprisonment, to those involved in piracy at sea. In recent times, the menace of piracy is growing. The Gulf of Aden, which separates Somalia and Yemen, has seen a major spurt in attacks by pirates operating from Somalia since 2008. This route is used by 2000 ships each month for trade between Asia and Europe and the East coast of Africa.

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Courtesy: RSTV