Criminal Law (Amendment) Act: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

1023 Fast Track Special Courts will be Set Up

Central Government under the scheme ‘National Mission for Safety of Women(NMSW)’ will be setting up 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) for fast and time-bound completion of the trial relating to sexual offences, for more stringent provisions the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 was also enacted. In all concerned State Governments/ Union Territories Administrations, the ..

Measures taken by the Government to prevent crime against Women

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G.Kishan Reddy in a written reply to Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 informed that women safety is a high priority for the Government and has implemented several schemes and initiatives which are- (1) The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013 enacted for effective deterrence against sexual ..

Jammu and Kashmir becomes India’s first state to bring a law against ‘sextortion’

Jammu and Kashmir has become the first State in India to bring in a law banning “sextortion”, i.e. sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority or those in a fiduciary relationship or by a public servant. The State Administrative Council (SAC) led by Governor Satya Pal Malik has recently approved two bills ..

Cabinet approves Law ensuring rigorous punishment for sexual assault

The Union Cabinet approved the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012, in Parliament to expand the reach of the legal offence of sexual assault to ensure more rigorous punishments for sexual offences including rape. What are the key amendments in the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012? The Bill replaces the word ‘rape’ with the phrase ‘sexual ..