Vohra promulgates ordinance on death penalty for child rapists
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