Justice for rape victims finally?

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 01:49:53 AM IST

After thousands of people protesting against the heart wrenching rape case of Kathua and Unnao for the past two weeks, the Union Cabinet announced ‘Death Penalty’ to those convicted of raping children below 12 years.

And it was confirmed by the officials that this ordinance will be put into action as soon as the President Ram Nath Kovind signs it,which will be in one or two days. The government also declared that it would be implementing several new measures like fast-track courts to try the rape cases and to supplement legal provisions.

States like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana that have BJP rule have also approved a bill seeking death penalty for those who were convicted for rape of children below 12 years.