Will bring similar law in J&K: Mehbooba on union cabinet’s ordinance on death penalty to child rapists

She said this would go a long way in curbing the level of harassment against women and girl child in the country.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Apr 21 2018 6:32PM | Updated Date: Apr 21 2018 6:44PM
Will bring similar law in J&K: Mehbooba on union cabinet’s ordinance on death penalty to child rapistsFile Photo

Welcoming the decision of the Union Cabinet to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that her government intends to bring similar laws in the state to end crimes against women.

She said this would go a long way in curbing the level of harassment against women and girl child in the country.

Earlier in the day, the Union Cabinet approved the ordinance regarding this earlier in the day.

“The Chief Minister also welcomed other stringent amendments brought in relevant laws by the Union Cabinet to ensure speedy investigation and trial of rape cases and administering deterrent punishments to the convicted,” said an official spokesman.

“Mehbooba Mufti called for social mobilization to ensure deterrence to those who indulge in heinous crimes against women besides undertaking general awareness about respecting women and their rights and ensuring girls an environment free from harassment, coercion and crimes against them.”

 

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