J&K Cabinet approves ordinance awarding death for rape of girl below 12 years

April 24:With Kathua rape and murder case sparking nationwide outrage, the Jammu and Kashmir cabinet on Tuesday passed an ordinance allowing courts to award death penalty to those guilty of raping girls under 12 years. Chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the cabinet meeting passed the ordinance amending the existing provisions of criminal law in the state, said Law Minister Abdul Haq Khan.
The sentence will be for "entire life" in case of rape of a girl between 13-16 years.
The latest development comes days after the Union cabinet cleared the Ordinance for death penalty for those convicted of raping children below 12 years of age. President Ram Nath Kovind subsequently promulgated the criminal law amendment ordinance, paving the way for the stringent punishment. Agencies
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