Tuesday, January 19, 2021


North East

Arunachal enacts stringent legislation against rape of minor

Itanagar, March 16: The Arunachal Pradesh legislative assembly today passed a stringent legislation with provision of death sentence or rigorous imprisonment of not less than 14 years in the case of rape of a minor girl below 12 years. The Bill Criminal Laws (Arunachal Pradesh) Amendment Bill 2018, introduced in the house by Home Minister Kumar Waii on March 9 last, was passed by voice votes after members suggested for more stringent laws against perpetrators of crime against women, especially minors. According to the clause of the Bill, whoever rapes...