Anti Rape Bill - Salient features of Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2013

   Salient features of Anti-Rape Bill :
  1. For the first time acid attack has been defined as a separate IPC offence.
  2. In case of rape in which victim either dies or is left in a 'persistent vegetable state', minimum  punishment is 20 years in jail, which may extend up to convicts natural life in jail or death by hanging.
  3. No hospital whether private or public can deny treatment to a rape victim. Such denial could result into jail term of one year.
  4. Age of consent for sex has been fixed with 18 years.
  5. Voyeurism and  stalking have been defined as separate offences. First-time offenders would be granted bail, repeat offenders will bail denied bail.
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Adv Sneha Jaiswal

that's the need of hour, our country's growing sexual offences against women have made the whole environment unsafe.

devendra upadhyay

very gud axn against d rapist. de no right 2 life.

True, bt, the prsmptn in favour of women will cause great injustice like other earlier cases and the envrnmnt 'll become more unsafe for men due to misuse of provisions. M not against the new provisions, bt pnshment should be more harder and trial must be concluded within maximum three months period.

Adv Sneha Jaiswal

Agree, it's just that things have to be verified completely. cause recently i got a person acquitted in 376 case. state vs hemant k. lower court have convicted him. What i mean to say is that there are fake cases also.

I appreciate, but laws are for comfort but not to complain about other men, unnecessarily

Indian law treats rape as a criminal offence.It’s been noticed that many rape victims are unlikely to report because of the unawareness, public humiliation, rigidness of the law, etc. However the fact is that presently, Indian law is in favour to the victims and encourages them to take the next steps legally to wipe out this crime in the future.The anti-rape bill which passed by upper house of parliment provides for life term and even death sentence for rape convicts.


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