India approves ordinance for death penalty for rape of children

India approves ordinance for death penalty for rape of children

NEW DELHI: India’s Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of agennOfficial sources said here that the criminal law amendment ordinance seeks to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Evidence Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act to introduce a new provision to sentence convicts of such crimes punishment of deathnnThe move comes against the backdrop of the alleged rape and murder of girls in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and Gujarat’s Surat district recentlynnThe rape of a minor in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district had also outraged the nationnnThe ordinance would be now sent to the President for his approval.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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