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The Rajasthan Assembly on Friday unanimously passed a bill that provides for the death sentence to those convicted of raping girls aged 12 years or below.
Once the bill is passed into law, Rajasthan will become only the second such state, after Madhya Pradesh, where the rapists of girls of 12 years or below will face the gallows.
The Rajasthan government took the step in view of the rise in crimes against females, including children, in recent times in the state.
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