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Rape, POCSO case probes should be completed in 2 months: Ravi Shankar Prasad to write to CMs, CJs

"I am going to write letters to all the chi...

UP becoming rape capital, total collapse of law and order in state: Congress

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  • The combined data for rape and Pocso Act cases are of March 31, 2018, and those of only Pocso Act cases are of June 2019, both supplied by the HCs, having a time lag of a little over a year. However, the current status of the number of Pocso Act and other rape cases is unlikely to be too different from the available data set.

    The minister said there are 704 fast-track courts for heinous offences and others and the government is in the process of setting up 1,123 dedicated courts for POCSO and rape offences. "In the law relating to women violence, we have already laid down capital punishment and other severe punishment including completion of trial in two months time," he added.

    Before the horrific incident in Unnao on Thursday, a similar case was reported from UP’s Sambhal a fortnight ago when a 15-year-old girl was raped and burnt as she succumbed to her injuries in Delhi last week. Opposition leaders Akhilesh Yadav and Priyanka Gandhi have raised over half a dozen more shocking incidents of sexual crimes in UP over the past month.

    The new structure and content of criminal laws will be citizen centric, reflect the aspirations of a modern democracy and provide for speedy justice, especially to the weaker sections of society, said an official. The BPRD may undertake review of the laws such as the IPC, CrPC, Indian Evidence Act and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

    The efforts include a "mobile court" offered on popular social media platform WeChat.

    The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which has been cleared by the Union Cabinet and is likely to be introduced in Parliament soon, also removes the cap of Rs 10,000 as maximum maintenance.

    Patna (Bihar), Dec 07 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad said that he is going to write to Chief Ministers of all states and C...

    The amendments to the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, cleared by the Union cabinet on Wednesday, have been expanded to include parents-in-law and grandparents, whether or not senior citizens. The bill, likely to be brought to Parliament next week, proposes to remove the cap of Rs 10,000 as maximum maintenance.

    The matter came up in the Upper House with Tiruchi Siva asking the govt why the President of India has not yet given assent to the Bills on mob lynching that have been passed by Manipur & Rajasthan and if there is a time frame within which this nod to the legislation will be given. Minister of State said at present mob lynching cases are tried under various Sections.

    In a meeting with lenders, it has been decided to start the voting on Dec 10 and it will go on till Dec 16. Since there was dispute among lenders over whether NBCC or Suraksha realty should be put to vote first, the CoC has decided for simultaneous voting, two persons aware of the matter said.

    The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019 provides basic needs, safety and security to senior citizens.

    Member of Parliament Maneka Gandhi on the recent encounter of Telangana rape accused said that whatever happened is not good for the nation....

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