Feb 3 2013, 5:38am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr
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.
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