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J-K Guv promulgates ordinance on death penalty for rape


17 October 2018 05:10

[India], May 17 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Thursday promulgated the Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 and the Jammu and Kashmir Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance, 2018.In view of the surge in sexual violence against women in various parts of the country, including Jammu and Kashmir, the need was felt to carry out certain amendments in the Criminal Laws (the Ranbir Penal Code, Samvat, 1989; the Code of Criminal Procedure, Samvat, 1989; and the Evidence Act, Samvat, 1977) on the analogy of the amendments made in the Central Criminal Law in 2018.The Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 seeks to amend the above laws.As per the new law, raping a woman under sixteen years of age has been made punishable with rigorous imprisonment for twenty years and may extend to a life sentence, which shall mean the remainder of that persons natural life.While raping a woman under twelve years o.
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