Big news at the moment: After outrage over the recent rape of minors in the country, the Union Cabinet has approved the pronouncement of a decree Possibility to grant the death penalty to those convicted of rape of children up to the age of 12 years. The Criminal Law Amendment Act aims to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Proof Law, Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), and Protecting Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) to introduce a new provision for prisoners Crime Punishment of Death. The move comes in the context of the rape and murder of underage girls in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Gujarat Surat districts. But while Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet met on Saturday morning to discuss the issue, the rape and murder of a four-month-old child in Indore sent new shockwaves across the country.
Update | The Union's cabinet has also decided to take measures to rapidly investigate and condemn rape cases. In the event of rape of a girl under the age of 16, the minimum sentence was increased from 10 years to 20 years, which can be extended to life; At least 20 years imprisonment or life imprisonment for rape of a girl under 12 was provided for in the regulation. (Reports: ANI)
Talking to CNN-News18, Trisha Shetty, the activist said, "What happened in Kathua is one of the rarest rare cases, but capital punishment is not a deterrent In 90% of rape cases, people raping children are close relatives / friends, so capital punishment raises the risk of children's lives. We need speedy justice and no capital punishment The government must make sure that the train stations really work to revive the children by sending them to state hospitals. "
#DeathForRapists – What happened in Kathua is one of the rarest cases. But the death penalty will not serve as a deterrent. People who rape children are 99% close to the child. Fast and sure justice we need: Trisha Shetty, activist at CNN-News18 pic.twitter.com/IgHTK7mDTp
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#DeathForRapists – We make children victims again by sending them to the government hospitals. All Politicians and Governments Have Disappointed Us: Trisha Shetty, activist at CNN-News18 pic.twitter.com/Kk8x6vZJLA
– News18 (@ CNNnews18) April 21, 2018
When Congressman Manish Tiwari agreed with the Cabinet, which approved the adoption of a child maltreatment ordinance, he said, "After four years, the government has shown a backbone and I will wait What the prescription has to do. "
#DeathForRapists – The whole problem of sexual assault, especially among minors, is extremely sad. Steps are needed, we need to ensure the safety of women. As a country rising above politics and party, much must be done in this direction: @ManishTewari Cong, to CNN-News18 pic.twitter.com/qjZjIfGkZ6
– News18 @ CNNnews18) April 21, 2018
Cabinet approves adoption of child abuse ordinance | The Union Cabinet today adopted a regulation that allows courts to impose the death penalty on rapists up to 12 years old. Official sources here report that the Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance intends to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Proof Law, Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and the Child Sexual Harassment Protection Act (POCSO) to introduce a new provision for prisoners of such crimes of punishment to condemn. The attack took place against the background of the alleged rape and murder of girls in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Gujarat districts in Surat. The rape of a minor in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district also outraged the nation. The regulation would now be sent to the president for his approval.
As the meeting concludes, Cabinet Ministers including Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Uma Bharti, Piyush Goyal, Smriti Irani, Harshvardhan, Ravi Shankar Prasad, JP Nadda were seen leaving the 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. The emergency cabinet meeting was named in the background of outrage over the cases of rape of minors in Uttar Pradesh Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir Kathua.
Cabinet meeting closes | The Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7 pm, Lok Kalyan Marg, is over. The Cabinet is likely to issue a decree condemning the death penalty for those convicted of rape of a child up to 12 years of age. In the context of outrage over the cases of rape of minors in Uttar Pradesh Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir Kathua, the government plans to make the ordinance for amending the Law on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses, sources today aware. According to the proposal, persons convicted of rape of children up to 12 years of age may also be sentenced to death. As the POCSO law states today, the maximum penalty for "serious assault" is life in prison. The minimum required sentence is seven years in prison. The Union Cabinet is likely to issue a decree to fight economic refugees and attach their possessions in order to hold them accountable.
Amit Shah rally in Rae Bareli | Bharatiya Janata Party Amit Shah speak a rally in constituency of Congressman Sonia Gandhi Rae Bareli. Amit Shah will also participate in several programs. Although Amit Shah is in Rae Bareli, party workers from neighboring areas, including the constituency of Congress President Rahul Gandhi Amethi, will participate in the programs, the head said. Shah is also scheduled to hold meetings with party workers to review the BJP's readiness for the 2019 general election, a leading party leader said on condition of anonymity.