Andhra Pradesh Assembly unanimously passes Disha Act
The Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh has passed the Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill, 2019 unanimously on Friday, 13th December 2019.
Two bills were passed namely-(1)Andhra Pradesh Special Courts for Specified Offences against Women & Children Act, 2019-under which special courts in every district of Andhra Pradesh will be constituted for a speedy trial in specified offences against women and children, and (2)Andhra Pradesh Disha Act-Criminal Law (Andhra Pradesh Amendment)Act 2019, under which Section 374 and 377 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 amended and the Indian Penal code 1860 were amended by adding new-Section 354 F, 354 G for Sexual Assault on Children and Section 354E-Harassment of Women.
Under the Andhra Pradesh Disha Act 2019- expediting verdict in trails of such cases with 21days and death sentence for those convicted of rape and gang rape, and life imprisonment for other sexual offences against children and sections included under.
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