Anti-rape law not to be named after the victim

As per the Government, the anti-rape law, which is under revision to make it more stringent and facilitate speedier justice, is unlikely to be named after the Delhi gang-rape victim.

As per Home Ministry, there is no such provision in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) or the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) for naming any law after an individual. However, many others want the revised anti-rape legislation to be named after the victim if her parents do not have objections.

The Justice Verma Committee is reviewing criminal law to punish juvenile in sexual assault cases and considering whether the existing law should be amended or to bring a fresh one.



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