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Parliament passes Bill to award death penalty for child rape convicts

New Delhi, Aug 6 (UNI) Parliament on Monday passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 with the Rajya Sabha approving by a voice vote the legislation that aims at to award death penalty for child rape convicts.

Replying to a debate on the stringent amendments in the Upper House, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju assured Opposition members who demanded sending the legislation to Select Committee for scrutiny that adequate care had been taken to ensure that justice was meted to the victim and the perpetrator punished with the sentence enhanced to 20 years from 10 years at present.

Earlier, the Lok Sabha passed the Bill on July 30.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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