Vohra pro­mul­gates or­di­nance on death penalty for child rapists

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - REGION -

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kash­mir gov­er­nor N N Vohra on Thurs­day pro­mul­gated the Jammu and Kash­mir Crim­i­nal Law (Amend­ment) Or­di­nance, 2018 and the Jammu and Kash­mir Pro­tec­tion of Chil­dren from Sexual Vi­o­lence Or­di­nance, 2018.

In view of the surge in sexual vi­o­lence against women, the need was felt to carry out cer­tain amend­ments in the Crim­i­nal Laws (the Ran­bir Pe­nal Code, Sam­vat, 1989; the Code of Crim­i­nal Pro­ce­dure, Sam­vat, 1989; and the Ev­i­dence Act, Sam­vat, 1977) on the anal­ogy of the amend­ments made in the Cen­tral Crim­i­nal Law in 2018.

The J&K Crim­i­nal Law (Amend­ment) Or­di­nance, 2018 seeks to amend the above laws. “While ac­cord­ing to ap­proval to the afore­said two or­di­nances the gov­er­nor has ad­vised strin­gent en­force­ment by home depart­ment that should es­tab­lish a sys­tem for reg­u­lar mon­i­tor­ing of all cases regis­tered un­der these or­di­nances,” said a spokesper­son.ani

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