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Bill To Award Death Sentence To Rapists In 21 Days Passed In Andhra Pradesh Assembly

Taking cognizance of the need for stringent law to create a deterrent on heinous crimes like rape the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a bill to grant death sentence to rapists within 21 days.

The Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill 2019 (Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2019) is now all set to become a law once it gets assent from the Governor. The bill calls for awarding death sentence for offenses of rape and gang rape and expediting verdict in trials of such cases within 21 days.

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The Andhra Pradesh cabinet also approved the A.P. Special Court for Specified Offences against Women and Children Bill, 2019 earlier to create a holistic legal framework for bringing down the culprits of such horrific crime.

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