Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today said the state government will bring a legislation in the next session of the state Assembly to make a provision for capital punishment for the rapists of minor girls.
"The state government will ensure that those who perpetrate rape on minor girls are sent to the gallows. Efforts are underway to make strict laws in this regard so that such crimes are reined in," the chief minister said.
A legislation will be brought in the next session of the state Assembly to make an Act in this regard, he said.
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018, which provides for stringent punishment including death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years, will be introduced in the monsoon session of Parliament beginning July 18.
Meanwhile, Rawat also asked the party workers to strengthen the organisation at the booth level and create awareness among people about the public welfare programmes initiated by Narendra Modi government for the success of mission 2019.
The BJP government has "kept its promise" of giving a corruption-free administration, Rawat said.
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