Lok Sabha Passes Criminal Law Bill to Provide Death Penalty to Convicts in Child Rape Cases

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018, which provides for stringent punishment including the death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years, has been passed in the Lok Sabha. The demand for a death penalty had escalated after an eight-year-old was gang-raped in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of a woman in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh. The amendment bill will now replace the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance promulgated on April 21. The proposed bill stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 12 years. The death sentence has been provided for rapists of girls under 12 years. The new provisions also “proposes that cour, where rape cases are trialed, should be presided by a woman judge. The statement in rape cases should be recorded by a woman police officer. The deadline for the completion of a trial in all rape cases has been set for two months and a six-month time limit has been prescribed for the disposal of appeals in rape cases.download our android app

 

  • Lok Sabha Passes Criminal Law Bill to Provide Death Penalty to Convicts in Child Rape Cases.
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018, which provides for stringent punishment including the death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years, has been passed in the Lok Sabha.
  • The demand for a death penalty had escalated after an eight-year-old was gang-raped in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of a woman in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh. The amendment bill will now replace the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance promulgated on April 21.
  • The proposed bill stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 12 years. The death sentence has been provided for rapists of girls under 12 years. The new provisions also “proposes that cour, where rape cases are trialed, should be presided by a woman judge.
  • The statement in rape cases should be recorded by a woman police officer.download our android app