Centre approves Ordinance on Death Penalty for rape of girls below 12

Shruti Mahajan April 21 2018
Death penalty

The Union government today cleared an ordinance to amend the existing laws allowing the Courts to award death penalty for rape of children below the age of 12.

The minimum punishment awarded in case of rape of a girl below the age of 16 has now been increased from 10 to 20 years and may extend up to a life term, reports

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