Govt hopes to pass anti rape law in current session

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Union law minister Ashwani Kumar said on Saturday that the government is hoping to pass the amended anti-rape law in the current session of the parliament’s budget session before the earlier passed ordinance lapses. The new bill would replace the earlier Criminal Law (Amendment) Act Bill that was tabled in the Lok Sabha in 2012. Commenting on the provisions of the new bill, Kumar gave forth the reasons as to why marital rape has not been included as a crime in it. The law minister also gave forth the reasons as to why the bill was women oriented and not gender neutral as was demanded by some sections.


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