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India passes strict law to curb crimes against women

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2531 (Published 18 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2531
  1. Meera Kay
  1. 1Bangalore

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to strict laws to check crimes that target women, after the gang rape in December 2012 of a student who subsequently died from her injuries sparked nationwide protests over the safety of women in the country.

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2013 has provisions for increased sentences for rape convictions, …

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