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Six lakh cases of atrocity against women in three years: government

PTI  New Delhi, March 06, 2013
First Published: 16:35 IST(6/3/2013) | Last Updated: 16:37 IST(6/3/2013)

More than six lakh cases of atrocities against women were registered between 2009 and 2011, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

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As per information provided by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total number of 2,03,804, 2,13,585 and 2,28,650 cases of atrocities against women were registered in 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively, minister of state for home RPN Singh said in a written reply.

The criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013 promulgated on February 4, 2013 provides for stringent punishment for crimes against women, the minister said.

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