360° Coverage : President gives assent to ordinance to fight sexual crimes

2 Updates
President gives assent to ordinance to fight sexual crimes
Photo Credit: RAVEENDRAN, Getty Images

President gives assent to ordinance to fight sexual crimes

Feb 3 2013, 5:38am CST | by

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday gave his asset to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013, to effect changes in laws against sexual crimes.

New Delhi, Feb 3 — President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday gave his asset to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013, to effect changes in laws against sexual crimes. The ordinance, based largely on...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

President gives assent to ordinance to fight sexual crimes

Feb 3 2013, 5:38am CST | by

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday gave his asset to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013, to effect changes in laws against sexual crimes.

New Delhi, Feb 3 — President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday gave his asset to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013, to effect changes in laws against sexual crimes.

The ordinance, based largely on Justice J.S. Verma's report, was okayed by the union cabinet Friday.

It proposes enhanced punishment, including death in rare instances, in cases of crimes against women, including sexual assault, acid attacks, voyeurism and trafficking.

Women's groups have planned a protest at Jantar Mantar Monday against the ordinance.

They feel it lacks teeth to fight sexual crimes against women and had urged the president not to sign it.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
2

4 weeks ago

To Escape Poverty, Hundreds Vie To Become Executioners In India

Jul 28 2014 2:21pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Shannon Greenwood is an intern at ThinkProgress. Mock hangmen’s nooses hang during a protest demanding the death penalty for six men accused of rape CREDIT: AP Photo/Altaf Qadri With no one willing to kill its 16 death row inmates, the southern Indian state of Kerala has decided to offer 400 times more money to whoever wants to become the state’s newest executioner. With executions a rarity in India, the low salary and dismal job description kept many ...
Source: ThinkProgress   Full article at: ThinkProgress
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Four gen-next Indian-origin economists in IMF list of 25
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Four economists of Indian origin have been featured in in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) list of 25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way one thinks about the global economy
 
 
Fugitive Colombian warlord nabbed in Panama
Bogota, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) A former rightist militia chief convicted in absentia for his role in massacres has been arrested in Panama, Colombian police said Friday.
 
 
Brazil's Gremio bans five fans over racist abuse
Rio De Janneiro, Aug 30 (IANS) Brazilian club Gremio have banned its five fans from attending home matches after they were found to be involved in racially abusing a player.
 
 
44 detained UN peacekeepers safe: UN
United Nations, Aug 30 (IANS) The 44 UN peacekeepers detained Thursday by militants in the Golan Heights are "safe and in good health", a UN spokesman said late Friday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Colombia recalls Falcao for Brazil friendly
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 30 (IANS) Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has recalled Radamel Falcao for his team's international friendly against Brazil next week. "I am very happy to have Falcao back and fully recovered. We will...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Chrysler to recall cars in China
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) The Chinese subsidiary of Chrysler will recall cars on the Chinese mainland over flaws that may lead to fires, the country's quality watchdog has said. It will involve 25,505 imported Grand...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Four gen-next Indian-origin economists in IMF list of 25
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Four economists of Indian origin have been featured in in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) list of 25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way one thinks about the global economy...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Spanish La Liga standings
Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) Following are the standings of Spanish La Liga after Friday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Valencia...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Portuguese league standings
Lisbon, Aug 30 (IANS) Following are the standings of Portuguese league after Friday's match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Rio Ave...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Nick Cannon prefers 'strong' women
Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Actor-rapper Nick Cannon, who has recently separated from wife Mariah Carey, prefers to be with women who know exactly what they want. Whether he is ready to move on or not, is still unknown...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Fugitive Colombian warlord nabbed in Panama
Bogota, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) A former rightist militia chief convicted in absentia for his role in massacres has been arrested in Panama, Colombian police said Friday. Colombian police informed Panamanian counterparts...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Brazil's Gremio bans five fans over racist abuse
Rio De Janneiro, Aug 30 (IANS) Brazilian club Gremio have banned its five fans from attending home matches after they were found to be involved in racially abusing a player. Santos goalkeeper Aranha was racially...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
44 detained UN peacekeepers safe: UN
United Nations, Aug 30 (IANS) The 44 UN peacekeepers detained Thursday by militants in the Golan Heights are "safe and in good health", a UN spokesman said late Friday. "The United Nations has received assurances from...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jessica Chastain demands a female superhero movie
Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain demands a female superhero movie, which should have Scarlett Johansson in the lead role. The acclaimed actress, who starred in the 2013 horror film "Mama", says...
Read more on Celebrity Balla