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Delhi Assembly passes resolution for Bill to make stalking non-bailable, award death to rapists of minors

Bill to be sent to Centre once passed by the assembly.

delhi Updated: Mar 27, 2018 19:28 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Delhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel (R), along with Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal at Delhi Vidhan Sabha in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

The Delhi Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution seeking amendments to existing laws to make stalking a non-bailable offence and to award death penalty to those convicted of raping minors.

The resolution, moved by AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj, demanded that the Delhi government present a Bill asking the Centre to amend the law.

AAP MLA Alka Lamba had demanded that the government make stalking a non-bailable offence in an anti-stalking Bill.

Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain told the House that the government would present the Bill seeking amendments.

“The government will table the Bill. It will be sent to the Centre once it is passed by the Delhi Assembly,” Jain said.

The minister added that he hoped the Centre would not object to it.

“The law should be amended to make stalking a non-bailable offence. The law should also be amended to make juvenile rape punishable with the death penalty,” the resolution stated.

First Published: Mar 27, 2018 19:28 IST