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UP govt for discussion of new rape law

Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said that it would discuss the concerns raised by the BJP regarding misuse of the new rape law.

Decision on anti-rape law bill cannot be taken in haste: Khurshid

With the Cabinet deferring the anti-rape law bill, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said the decision cannot be taken in haste.

Shashi Tharoor wants new rape law to be named after Delhi gang-rape victim

Shashi Tharoor wants the new rape laws to be named after the para-medical student and has questioned the decision to keep the name of the rape victim.

Gang-rape: I have written to all parties to facilitate decision making, says Shinde

Sushilkumar Shinde said he has written letters to all political parties asking them to send their suggestions on the issue of laws relating to crimes against women.

Rape to be renamed sexual assault – gender neutral

The Union Cabinet is likely to consider on Thursday a proposal to amend criminal law to make `rape` a gender-neutral offence by substituting the word with `sexual assault` and enhancing punishment for acid attacks.

Definition of rape not being diluted, says Chidambaram

Rejecting suggestions that
government was diluting the definition of rape, Home Minister
P Chidambaram Tuesday said moves were afoot to widen the term to
include all kinds of sexual assault.