J&K Governor clears ordinance on death penalty for rape of girls below 12

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Published: May 18, 2018 1:40:54 pm

The union cabinet had last month passed an ordinance allowing the courts to award the death penalty to rapists of girls under 12 years of age.

In an attempt to protect children from sexual assault, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has approved two ordinances on rape Thursday, one of which provides with death penalty to perpetrator committing rape of a girl below 12.

Two ordinances that received Vohra’s nod were The Jammu & Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 & The Jammu and Kashmir Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance, 2018.

Ordinance on rape passed in India excludes Jammu and Kashmir and, therefore, Vohra passed two state ordinances separately Thursday amending state criminal laws, namely the Ranbir Penal Code Samvat 1989, the Code of Criminal…

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