No Mercy! All Those Who Rape Girls Below 12 Years Will Be Hanged, Govt Clears Ordinance.
April 21, 2018|India Times|Full Article
In the wake of outrage over the brutal rape and murder of a minor in Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday approved an ordinance to allow courts to pronounce the death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age.
Cabinet to take up today ordinance on death penalty for child rapists
Apr 21, 2018|Hindustan Times|Full Article
Currently, the maximum punishment for aggravated sexual assault on minors under the POCSO Act is life imprisonment. The law came into force in 2012 and deals with sexual offences against those below the age of 18 years. The Indian Penal Code, however, prescribes death penalty for gang rape.