Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to award death penalty for rape of children

Vastavam web: The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of ageOfficial sources said here that the criminal law amendment ordinance seeks to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Evidence Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act to introduce a new provision to sentence convicts of such crimes punishment of death.The rape of a minor in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district had also outraged the nation.