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Ordinance for death penalty for rape of girls under 12 years given clearance by Union Cabinet

By Team Pardaphash 
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According to a senior government official, the Union Cabinet on Saturday approved promulgation of an Ordinance to provide death penalty for rapists of girls below 12 years.

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The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance provides for stringent punishment of a jail term of minimum 20 years or life imprisonment or death for rape of a girl under 12 years.

In the case of a gang rape of a girl below 12 years, there will be a punishment of life in jail or a death sentence.

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