Rajya Sabha passed bill of maximum punishment for child rapists


New Delhi: Rajya sabha has passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 by a voice vote which had already been cleared by Lok Sabha on July 30 last month.

The bill instructs severe punishment for rapists and death sentence for those involve in the rape of girl below the age of 12 years.

“We have introduced certain changes in the Indian Penal Code, Criminal Court Procedure, and evidence Act and there are consequential effects on prevention of atrocities against children,” said Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs.

It is important to mention that this bill was passed following the Unnao and alleged Kathua rape incident as several social organisations were also demanding this bill.

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