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President okays ordinance on sexual violence against women

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 03, 2013
First Published: 17:01 IST(3/2/2013) | Last Updated: 00:28 IST(4/2/2013)

President President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday gave his assent to an ordinance on criminal law amendments to prevent sexual violence against women — two days after its approval by the cabinet.

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Despite Parliament’s budget session being less than three weeks away, the UPA government had acted swiftly on the Justice JS Verma panel’s recommendations and brought stricter anti-rape provisions via ordinance.

Going beyond the panel’s suggestions, the new law provides for the death penalty in rape cases where the victim dies or is left in a permanent vegetative state as a result of the crime.

A few women’s organisations had appealed to Mukherjee not to approve the ordinance, saying its provisions weren’t harsh enough.


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