By Shivangi Singh, Amity Law School, Lucknow.
On March 12, the Rajasthan Assembly unanimously passed a Bill conferring capital punishment on those found guilty of sexually abusing children aged 12 or below. Rajasthan standing fourth in the crimes against women categories, sort this bill to be the need of the hour. The Bill, according such harsh punishment, i.e., death penalty, would restrain individuals from committing crime in the future, the Rajasthan Government personnel stated. Rajasthan is the second State, after Madhya Pradesh, to try and move towards implementing this countermeasure against the increasing cases of child abuse. The Haryana Government passed a similar Bill on March 15. (more…)