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Women need faith in police, judiciary to speak up; death penalty neither ends rape, nor instils confidence among them
India

Women need faith in police, judiciary to speak up; death penalty neither ends rape, nor instils confidence among them

A major problem is that with the rape of girls below 12 punishable by the death penalty under the ordinance, there are now high chances that the accused will murder the child after the rape.

Death penalty for rape of minors below 12 years not linked to Kathua case, says top WCD official
India

Death penalty for rape of minors below 12 years not linked to Kathua case, says top WCD official

The ordinance imposing death penalty for raping a child was not brought because of the Kathua rape case, a top official in the (WCD) ministry said.