President Endorses Ordinance On Child Rape, Child Rights Groups Oppose Death Penalty

Protests against Kathua and Unnao rape

Ordinance, 2018, rape of a girl under 16 years of age has been made punishable with rigorous imprisonment for 20 years, which may extend to a life sentence, which shall mean the remainder of that person's natural life, and rape of a girl under 12 years of age has been made punishable with death.

Reacting over the decision to amend POCSO act, Manan Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India said,"The amendment should have been brought by proper discussion".

The Justice Verma Committee, which was constituted in the aftermath of December 2012 gangrape in Delhi to recommend legal reforms to curb sexual assault crimes, in its report said introduction of death penalty for rape may not have a deterrent effect and recommended enhanced sentence of jail for the remainder of life. Those guilty of raping a victim, aged between 13 and 16, will get lifer.

The cabinet approved the ordinance, which also prescribes capital punishment for convicted rapists of girls below the age of 16 years, in an emergency meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to amend the criminal law. The government has changed the pattern of investigation and trial of rape cases in J&K would be fast-tracked, he said.


The ordinance demands that the investigation in such cases must be completed within two months, and the trial in six months.

Stringent provisions for bail have been incorporated in the Ordinance. The Ordinance also provides for provisions relating to establishment of special courts for speedy trial of such offences. The matter took a rather murky, communal and political turn when one Hindu Ekta Manch organised rallies supporting the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case.

The body of a girl, from the Bakerwal community, was recovered from a forest on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area. Presently, the massive backlog of redressal of rape cases, lack of rehabilitation support and psycho-social counselling to rape survivors - and their family members - is what needs immediate attention, the statement added.

The crime branch arrested 8 people including Juvenile and submitted charge-sheet in the court in Kathua on April 9.

Related News:

  • Apple Will Discontinue iPhone X This Year: Mirbaud Securities

    Apple Will Discontinue iPhone X This Year: Mirbaud Securities

    Macquarie set a $188.00 target price on shares of Apple and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Perhaps Apple will keep those phones in its inventory while swapping out the iPhone X for a newer, more advanced model.
    Active Volume Stock: Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC)

    Active Volume Stock: Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC)

    The institutional investor bought 8,793 shares of the financial services provider's stock, valued at approximately $207,000. On the other hand share of American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. 134 funds opened positions while 380 raised stakes.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (MITL) Reached 52-Week High at $11.14

    Mitel Networks Corporation (MITL) Reached 52-Week High at $11.14

    MITL stock is now showing up return of 10.98% throughout last week and witnessed increasing return of 18.05% in one month period. Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL ) went up to recover about 79.07% since recording its record low price of $6.21.
  • What is the EU customs union?

    What is the EU customs union?

    The impasse is largely because Brussels and London have so far outlined conflicting stances on their new deal after Brexit . But Mrs May insisted Britain would not change course.
    Marvel's Infinity War Plea: No Spoilers!

    Marvel's Infinity War Plea: No Spoilers!

    Infinity War has its own three-part structure, but its denouement is also clearly only the midpoint of a second act. Rating • PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references.
    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) to Release Earnings on Thursday

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) to Release Earnings on Thursday

    Institutions purchase large blocks of a company's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management. In order to know the value of a stock, there is need to compare its current price to its likely trading price in the future.
  • US AG Sessions declines to comment on recusal on Trump lawyer Cohen

    US AG Sessions declines to comment on recusal on Trump lawyer Cohen

    He said recusals are typically not made public, a point echoed by Justice Department Spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores. Sessions told the committee that the Justice Department does not generally comment on recusals or their scope.
    NASDAQ CEO Says Exchange Could Cater on Cryptocurrency

    NASDAQ CEO Says Exchange Could Cater on Cryptocurrency

    As noted by Business Insider's Oscar Williams-Grut, pump-and-dump schemes are commonplace . Friedman, revealed today that it is considering becoming a digital currency exchange.
    National Infant Immunization Week highlights importance of vaccinations

    National Infant Immunization Week highlights importance of vaccinations

    To mark World Immunisation Week , running from April 24 to April 28, WHO is highlighting the importance of vaccines but is also warning that a large number of children do not receive any vaccinations at all.
  • Free PS Plus Games For May 2018 Announced

    Free PS Plus Games For May 2018 Announced

    Today through May 8 at 8:00am Pacific in North America, you'll find deals on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita titles on PlayStation Network . You will be able to access them for free, as long as your PlayStation Plus subscription is active.
    Red Bull Set Ricciardo Deadline

    Red Bull Set Ricciardo Deadline

    Gazzetta claim Ricciardo wants a, £18m ($25m) per season to take him through to the end of 2020. Ferrari have already warned that they could walk away if they do not like what is on offer.
    Amber Rudd grilled by MPs over Windrush scandal

    Amber Rudd grilled by MPs over Windrush scandal

    The Windrush children who came over with their parents were entitled to settled status, and so are in the United Kingdom legally. A government source rejected press reports of a row between the two, saying they had had "a cordial and friendly exchange".


Most liked

Tandem Diabetes Care (TNDM) Given a $8.00 Price Target by Oppenheimer Analysts
Institutions purchase large blocks of a company's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management. On the other side, a stock may be considered to be in a downtrend if trading below the moving average and sloping downward.

McKesson Corporation (MCK) EPS Estimated At $3.54
Moreover, Legacy Private Trust has 0.07% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. 803,675 are owned by Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc. With $200.0 highest and $130.0 lowest Target McKesson has $175.70 average Target or 16.95% above the current ($150.24) price.

Analysts See $0.41 EPS for PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) on April, 25
If a buyer buys one share of stock from a seller, then that one share is added to the total volume of that particular stock. Baird. $86.11's average target is 9.37% above currents $78.73 stock price. ( NASDAQ : PYPL ) rating on Friday, November 17.

Revenue Estimates Analysis Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)
Take a review on its volatility measure, 1.47% volatility was seen in a month and for the week it was observed at 1.22%. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.02/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 2.2%.

Valero Energy (VLO) Reaches New 12-Month High and Low at $110.95
Valero Energy Corporation (VLO ) ticked a yearly performance of 67.50% while year-to-date (YTD) performance stood at 18.88%. Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company sold 20,150 shares as the company's stock declined 19.10% with the market.

Sensex sheds 115 pts on weak global cues, profit-booking
In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei fell 0.65 percent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 1.07 percent in early trade. Airtel, however, reported its lowest quarterly net profit in at least 14 years yesterday.

Heinz (KHC) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday
RI now owns 5,340 shares of the company's stock worth $415,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Moving averages can help smooth out these erratic movements by removing day-to-day fluctuations and make trends easier to spot.

Disney Channel's Live-Action 'Kim Possible' Casts Sadie Stanley & Sean Giambrone
It centered around Kim, a high school girl who, in her spare time, saved the world from a cadre of evil villains. The Disney Channel has revealed the stars of the upcoming live action Kim Possible - and no, it's not these two.

Kinder Morgan Inc Big Money Sentiment Crashed in 2017 Q4 touching 0.7
They expect that Pareteum Corporation (TEUM) price will be reaching a mean target of $3.03 a share. (NYSE:PVH) or 78,604 shares. Mustang Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBIO) has 0.00% since April 25, 2017 and is. (NYSE: KMI ) earned "Buy" rating by Bank of America.

Norfolk Southern Corp Earnings Rise In Q1
Gp One Trading LP holds 0% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC ) or 362 shares. 9,909 were accumulated by Aldebaran Inc. The Nebraska-based Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Management Group Inc Ltd has invested 0.05% in WPX Energy, Inc.

NFL Owners, Players, Officials Met to Discuss Trump, Player Protests
Kraft, a friend of the president's and a generous campaign backer, blasted Trump for spewing "divisive" and "horrible" rhetoric. The NFL has no African-American owners.

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade Says He's Undecided About Retirement
Upon hearing Whiteside's comments about his lack of playing time, Heat guard Dwyane Wade had a message for the Heat center. While there was much celebration for the Sixers, the Heat are left to ponder their season and the summer that looms ahead.

USA 10-year bond yield hits highest since 2014
While the stock market gets all the headlines , the bond market is much larger and arguably more important to the economy. People are out spending money, and the demand pushes up the price of goods and services, what's known as inflation .

United Services Automobile Association Has Increased Procter & Gamble Co/The (PG) Holding
Currently, The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) displayed a change of 1.59% after which it closed the day' session at $12.45. Institutions purchase large blocks of a company's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management.

Sorry Girls, The Winds of Winter Won't Be Released in 2018
The book, which is almost 1,000 pages, will feature more than 75 black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Martin announced Wednesday that a new book from the world of " Game of Thrones " will be released this year.