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Farooq wants death penalty for rapists

IANS  |  Srinagar 

on Sunday demanded a special Assembly session to pass a bill to hand out capital punishment to those convicted of raping minors.

"The and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which are in power in the state, should convene a special session to pass the bill," the member said.

"It is only by awarding capital punishment to perpetrators of such heinous crime that incidents like Kathua rape and murder can be prevented from occurring in future," the former said.

and PDP chief has already said that will soon pass a bill to award death sentence to those who rape minors.



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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 16:02 IST