Criminal Law Amendment Bill

  • 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. ...
  • Cabinet meet on anti-rape law begins March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Live updates: 10.20 am: Cabinet defers anti-rape ordinance due to lack of unanimity. 10.00 am: The Cabinet meet on anti-rape law begins. The Delhi gangrape case of December 2012 triggered the government's proposed new anti-rape law. The Cabinet will take it up the new law on Tuesday. But consensus...
  • Cabinet likely to discuss new anti-rape law today March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi gangrape case of December 2012 triggered the government's proposed new anti-rape law. The Cabinet is likely to take up the new law on Tuesday. But consensus has eluded the government specifically on clauses relating to the use of the term 'rape', voyeurism, and reducing the age...
  • Govt may bring back the word rape in new Bill March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to finalise tough new laws on crimes against women with a new Criminal Law Amendment Bill this Thursday. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the age of consent for sex is likely to be reduced from 18 to 16 as suggested by the Justice Verma...
  • Parl panel for death for rapists if victim dies February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home has pressed for death sentence for rapists in cases where the victim dies or is left in a vegetative state. The committee, set up to examine the Criminal Law Amendment Bill of 2012, has also proposed to replace the word 'rape' with...
  • Full text: The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012 December 31, 2012

    A committee under the chairmanship of Justice (Retd) Shri JS Verma, former Chief Justice of India, is working on a report on the review of present laws so as to provide for speedier justice and enhanced punishment in cases of aggravated sexual assault. Meanwhile, another bill the Criminal Law (Amendment)...