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Cabinet Meet LIVE: Team Modi approves the announcement of the death penalty for child rapists



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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.


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