President of India sanctioned Anti Rape Bill - 2013


The President of India , Sri. Pranab Mukherjee has accorded sanction to new anti rape bill  on Wednesday that was  passed by both houses of the Parliament  last month.   The move is aimed  to prevent  mental and physical harassment  against women and also,  to ensure that the offender gets  severe punishment,  based on several incidents  occurred in different regions of the  nation.  The bill will be in effect  (3April 2013) on the same day of its announcement .
The new bill also comprises of a  prison term of  20 years for  committing  rape ,  capital punishment for  murdering the raped victim and  stringent actions for other  offences like acid attacks, stalking and voyeurism.

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