Anti Rape Bill

  • Shinde defends anti-rape Bill as MPs question its efficacy March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: MPs raised questions over efficacy of the system in dealing with cases of sexual crimes committed by influential people like politicians as the newly passed anti-rape bill had no such provision. Responding to these questions in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said the Criminal Law...
  • Parliament passes anti-rape Bill March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliament on Thursday passed the much awaited anti-rape Bill after the Rajya Sabha gave its nod on Thursday. The Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, will now become a law once President Pranab Mukherjee ratifies it and issues a notification. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill,...
  • Anti-rape Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: After being passed in the Lok Sabha, the anti-rape bill will now be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The Bill was passed in the Lower House on Tuesday after much drama with major amendments being negated. Two amendments, seeking life term for trafficking of children...
  • FTN: Anti-rape bill: Are male politicians trivialising crimes against women? March 20, 2013

    The historic anti-rape Bill was finally passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Bill fixes the age of consent for sex at 18 years and the first offence of stalking is bailable. Two amendments, seeking life term for trafficking of children and life imprisonment for acid attack, were defeated. ...
  • Anti-rape Bill not to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliament was disrupted again on Wednesday as the Samajwadi Pary sought the resignation of Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma, while DMK and AIADMK membres raised the Sri Lankan issue. Both Houses were first adjourned till noon amid ruckus, with members from Samajwadi Party (SP), DMK and AIADMK targeting...
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013, as introduced in Lok Sabha March 20, 2013

    Read the full text of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill as introduced in Lok Sabha on March 19, 2013. ...
  • Anti-rape Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: After being passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the anti-rape bill will now be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Bill was passed in the Lower House after much drama with major amendments being negated. Two amendments, seeking life term for trafficking of children...
  • Has the government diluted the anti-rape bill? March 19, 2013

    The historic anti-rape Bill was finally passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Bill fixes the age of consent for sex at 18 years and the first offence of stalking is bailable. Two amendments, seeking life term for trafficking of children and life imprisonment for acid attack, were defeated. ...
  • Anti-rape Bill new, progressive: Sushil Kumar Shinde March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today termed as "new" and "progressive" the Criminal Law Amendment Bill which was passed in the Lok Sabha despite several amendments being moved by members and emphasised that it will empower women. "The whole country was watching this Bill. I am happy that...
  • LS passes anti-rape Bill, age of consent 18 March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The historic anti-rape Bill was finally passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Bill fixes the age of consent for sex at 18 years and the first offence of stalking is bailable. Two amendments, seeking life term for trafficking of children and life imprisonment for acid attack, were...
  • Sharad Yadav says stalking women in India a norm March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav made a bizarre statement in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that bordered on gender bias and claimed that everyone has stalked women at some point in their lives. The politician went on to say that stalking is the norm in the country...
  • Anti-rape Bill tabled in Lok Sabha, BJP to support the government March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The new anti-rape Bill, which seeks to hand down stringent punishment for crimes against women, has finally been tabled in Parliament. The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the main opposition party BJP earlier said that it would support...
  • Anti-rape Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha today March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The proposed anti-rape bill which seeks to hand down stringent punishment for crimes against women, including rape and acid attack will be tabled in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Taking a U-turn from its initial stance, the Cabinet on Monday decided to raise the age of consensual sex back...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 18, 2013

    The Cabinet on Monday decided to raise the age of consensual sex back to 18 years, after various political parties spoke against the move of reducing it. It has also diluted the clauses on voyeurism and stalking in the Bill, which is now expected to be tabled in the Lok...
  • Cabinet drops disputed clauses in anti-rape Bill March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Monday decided to raise the age of consensual sex back to 18 years, after various political parties spoke against the move of reducing it. It has also diluted the clauses on voyeurism and stalking in the Bill, which is now expected to be tabled in...
  • FTN: Is social conservatism derailing the anti-rape Bill? March 18, 2013

    The Centre will bring the anti-rape Bill in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday after most of the parties voiced their opinion against lowering the age of consent for sex from 18 years to 16. ...
  • Cabinet raises age of consent to 18, anti-rape Bill in LS on Tuesday March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet at its meeting in the evening on Monday agreed to raise the age of consent to 18. The new legislation was cleared after the Cabinet failed to achieve consensus on the anti-rape bill at the two all-party meetings held on Monday. Emerging from the meeting, Parliamentary...
  • Lowering age of consent will lead to teenage pregnancies: SAD March 18, 2013

    The new anti-rape Bill will be taken up by the Union Cabinet Monday evening after it failed to achieve consensus at two all-party meetings. Sources told CNN-IBN that the key sticking point of lowering the age of consent for sex may have been solved with the government agreeing to keep...
  • Anti-rape Bill to be introduced in LS on Tuesday March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre will bring the anti-rape Bill in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday after most of the parties voiced their opinion against lowering the age of consent for sex from 18 years to 16. The decision on the age of consent for sex will be taken in the...
  • Anti-rape Bill to be introduced in Lok Sabha tomorrow March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: With the contentious issue of age of consent remaining inconclusive, the anti-rape Bill will be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The age of consent will also be decided in the House. There has been sharp opposition over lowering the age of consent from 18 years to 16...
  • Live: Age of consent for sex will be 18 yrs, say sources March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: 2:35 pm: Age of consent will be 18 years with provision that a first time offender will be given probation of one year, say sources. Sources add that consenting sex between 16 to 18 years will constitute rape. Government will move the amendments and hopes to take it...
  • Anti-rape Bill: All-party meet today, govt to face hurdles March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: As the government struggles to find consensus on the anti-rape Bill, it is set to face opposition in the all-party meet primarily over lowering of the age of consent. The other contentious issues include stringent punishment for stalking and voyeurism. The protests after the December 16 Delhi gangrape...
  • Anti-rape Bill to face hurdles in all-party meet March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The proposed anti-rape Bill, which seeks to hand down stringent punishment for crimes against women, including rape and acid attack, and lower the age of consent for sex to 16, is set to face hurdles in an the all-party meeting convened by the government on Monday. Samajwadi Party,...
  • First arrest made for stalking under amended IPC section March 16, 2013

    Varanasi: As the government gets ready to present its anti-rape Bill in Parliament, first arrest for stalking under the amended section of the Indian Penal Code was made in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi on Saturday. A Mumbai police team arrested a man accused of stalking a woman, even after she moved...
  • Law to prevent crime against women soon: Sonia March 16, 2013

    Narayanpur: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said a law will be passed soon to prevent crime against women in the country. Sonia, who was speaking after the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ghani Khan Choudhury Institute of Engineering and Technology in Narayanpur in West Bengal in the presence of...
  • Anti-rape law: BJP against lowering age of consent, say sources March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said it favours a strong anti-rape law but has certain reservations on some of the clauses in the Bill cleared by the Cabinet and will voice them in the all-party meeting here on March 18. "BJP agrees with most issues stated in...
  • Lowering age for consensual sex will lead to more rapes: Ramdev March 15, 2013

    Indore: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday said the Centre's decision to reduce the age for consensual sex from 18 to 16 years would affect the social order and increase rape cases in the country. Sex at 16 was not right for a person either physically or psychologically, Ramdev said while...
  • Cabinet clears the final draft of the anti-rape Bill March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The final draft of the anti-rape Bill, which proposes stringent punishment for rape, acid attack, stalking and voyeurism besides reducing the age of consent for sex to 16 years from 18, was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Thursday evening. "Anti-rape Bill has been cleared. All recommendations of...
  • India talks: 'Reducing the age of consent may create problems' March 14, 2013

    Residents of Chennai say reducing age of consent may create problems. They are also demanding harsher punishments for rapists in the anti-rape Bill. ...
  • I support 16 years as age of consent: Activist Kamla Bhasin March 14, 2013

    There is headway in the anti-rape Bill draft, which is all set to be cleared by the Cabinet after much debate within the ministries. The Cabinet will take it up on Thursday evening. ...