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Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Both the houses of parliament have approved the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill amends the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 seeks to protect children from offences such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, and pornography. Features of the Bill Penetrative Sexual Assault The 2012 act provided punishment of imprisonment ..

Abolition of Capital Punishment Bill, 2016

A bill to remove capital punishment, the Abolition of Capital Punishment Bill, 2016 is being discussed in the Rajya Sabha. What is happening? The Law Commission of India , had in 2015, released a report which recommended that the country moves toward abolishing the death penalty. Exemptions may be given in terrorism cases to safeguard ..

Brunei accused rude by EU

The EU officials accused Brunei as rude and abusive for imposing death penalty for gay sex. Brunei was condemned globally including the United Nations for its new law that punishes rape and gay sex with death and theft with amputation. EU is to vote on the resolution to condemn Brunei’s strong penalties on Thursday.

Brunei introduces harsh new sharia laws that make adultery and homsexuality punishable by stoning to death

Brunei has recently introduced harsh new Islamic laws that make adultery and homsexuality punishable by stoning to death. The new measures also cover a range of other crimes, including punishment for theft by amputation. The move makes Brunei the first place in Southeast Asia to have a sharia penal code at the national level. The ..

Brunei punishes Gay sex

Brunei is to introduce new Islamic law that would make Gay sex an offence, punishable stoning to death. The law comes to force from April 3 2019. It has received international condemnation. Under the law, the individuals can be convicted if they confess or witnessed of committing the act by 4 witnesses. Such persons are ..

Union Cabinet approves Amendment in POCSO Act of 2012

The Union Cabinet has recently approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act of 2012 to make punishment more stringent for committing sexual crimes against children. To discourage the trend of child sexual abuse by acting as a deterrent, Section-4, Section-5 and Section-6 are proposed to be amended to provide the ..