AP govt to bring New Laws to Protect Women & Children

Published on December 14, 2019
Current context: The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy has approved to enact the new law to protect women & children.
AP govt to bring New Laws to Protect Women & Children
  • The new laws made by the government include:
    1. Andhra Pradesh DISHA Act
    2. Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2019
    3. Andhra Pradesh Special Court for Specified Offences against Women and Children Act- 2019
  • The draft DISHA ACT contains the provision for harsher punishments, including death sentence, to those guilty of heinous crimes against women.
  • Once the bill is passed, Andhra Pradesh will become the first state in India to have capital punishment for rape cases.
  • The bill also seeks to complete the entire trail along within 21days of the FIR being filed.
  • The bill provides the death penalty for sexual abuse of children on the lines of POCSO Act, 2019.
  • Fast-track courts will be set up under the Andhra Pradesh Special Courts for Specified Crimes against Women and Children Act- 2019.

Question: 

Q.1 Which state cabinet has recently approved the draft DISHA ACT for harsher punishments, including the death sentence, to those guilty of heinous crimes against women? 
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Arunachal Pradesh
c. Madhya Pradesh
d. Andhra Pradesh

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