Ordinance by Cabinet and President to Punish Rapists by Death Penalty
Today, I am going to discuss with you a very important topic.
The topic is related to recently introduced Ordinance given by Indian Cabinet .
The name of topic is Promulgation of the Criminal Law Ordinance 2018.
Lets discuss its important points now.
There has been increase in rape incidents worldwide and India in particular.
The incident of rape is a heinous crime and there is a need for strict punishment for rapists.
There has been a nationwide outrage over the recent incidents of sexual assaults and murder of minors in different parts of country like Kathua, Unnao and surat.
The union cabinet has taken a serious note of it and it has approved the promulgation of the Criminal law Amendment ordinance 2018. This ordinance stipulates death sentence for rapists of girls below 12 years of age. The ordinance has been given assent by the President of India also.
The meeting was chaired by Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi.
It has been a much needed step and it will be a strong deterent against commission of such offence.
Some important points related to this ordinance are :
First, there has been a strict punishment fixed for persons committing this crime.
Second it has been decided to do speedy trial of cases.
Third , there will be restrictions on issuance of bail in such cases.
For raping girls below 12 years of age, there is provision of minimum 20 years imprisonment or imprisonment for rest of life or death penalty.
In case of gangrape of a girl below 12 years of age, there is provision of punishment of impriionment for rest of life or death sentence.
The minimum punishment for raping girls below 16 years has been increased from 10 years to 20 years which can be extended to imprisonment for rest of life.
The minimum punishment for raping women has been increased from rigorous imprisonment of seven years to 10 years which can be extended to life imprisonment.
The aim of ordinance is to act as a strong deterence against such crimes and it will also help to increase a sense of security among girls and women in the country.
Now something about investigations in such cases.
There has been kept a provision for investigation and completion of trial within two months of all such cases.
The disposal of appeals in rape cases must be doe within six months .The law will also be stringent on issuance of bail in such cases.
There will be no provision of anticipatory bail for a person accused of rape or gangrape of a girl below 16 years of age.
There is provision of setting up new fast track courts for speedy disposal of such cases.
So this is a welcome step taken by government to put a strict control on such cases.
As it has been seen that some close person or relative is sometimes linked with such crimes, there is a need among various stakeholders also to keep a check on such crime.
Parents should keep a close watch on activities of their children and any abnormal behavior is to be looked seriously.
Girls and women should learn some self defence training like judo, karate or any other martial art .
It is the overall goal of society to come together on a common platform against such crime.
So all should read and remember Ordinance by Cabinet and President to Punish Rapists by Death Penalty