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Will make provisions to hang rapists of minor girls, says Rawat

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

today said the will make provisions for sending rapists of minor girls to the gallows.

The announced this while addressing the working committee meeting of the state BJP at Kashipur in district, state BJP said.

Describing rape as the most heinous of crimes, the said the will make provisions to hang those who perpetrate it on minor girls, Bhasin quoted as having said.

Madhya Pradesh, and have already approved the provision of capital punishment for those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 years or less.

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.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 19:30 IST