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Criminal Law Act

CRIMINAL LAW ACT NEWS

Criminal law reforms: Retd judges, senior advocates write to expert panel, seek transparency

July 09, 2020 1:07 am

In a letter to members of the committee, at least 14 retired judges and over 50 advocates and academics have demanded more transparency regarding its constitution and functioning.

President Kovind gives assent to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act

August 12, 2018 2:16 pm

The Home Ministry drafted Criminal Law (Amendment) Act stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 16 and 12 years. Death sentence has been provided for rapists of girls under 12 years.

Record rape victim’s statement before magistrate within 24 hrs: SC

April 29, 2014 10:09 pm

This new procedure, the court said, would put an end to repeated recording of the statements — the primary reason for delay of the trial.

Blurred lines

January 29, 2014 2:35 am

Most forms of sexual harassment are difficult to define, let alone prove

SC seeks views on more changes in CrPC to fast-track rape cases

September 05, 2013 5:16 am

Court wants statement of the victim to be directly recorded before a judicial magistrate.

SC: Compromise with rape victim no ground to reduce penalty

August 28, 2013 1:37 am

The court said that the exception clause provided under the penal code required strict interpretation.

Need to set up mechanism for safety of women,children: Prime Minister

June 05, 2013 3:29 pm

PM says collective action is required for the protection of women and children.