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Death penalty for rapists

Morning Breaking: Modi govt okays death penalty for aggravated sexual assault under Pocso Act

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that the cabinet has approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, further strengthening the law to safeguard minors in the country. The provision of death penalty has also been included for those found guilty of aggravated assault on a child.

Dec 29, 2018, 08:14 AM IST

Death penalty for child rape convicts: Lok Sabha passes Criminal Law Amendment Bill

Lok Sabha on Monday passed a crucial bill which promises to not just speed up investigations and trial but stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below the age of 12.

Jul 30, 2018, 20:05 PM IST