Government nod for death in extreme cases

  • Lucknow Directory
  • February 2, 2013 5:33 am
  • Politics

A nation rose to demand action after the death of a brave heart — sparking a revolution. The movement that started with Nirbhaya’s gangrape and death is now translating into action with the Cabinet finally giving a nod to an ordinance on stricter punishment for rape including death penalty in extreme cases.

Along with recommending death penalty — the ordinance also ensures that the minimum punishment is a 20 year jail term and that the term rape is replaced by ‘sexual assault’. While there is a debate on Government’s decision to not criminalise non consensual marital sex, the stricter punishment welcomed by India waiting for action.

Courtesy:- Times of india

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