Disha Act - 90 day trial, No clemency appeal for Convicted Rapists

Disha Act - 90 day trial, No clemency appeal for Convicted Rapists

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Parag Jain started this petition to Amit Shah, Home Minister of India, Smriti Irani

Nirbhaya rape case has led to many good legislative changes in India. However, the judicial process is very slow and the convicted Rapists are still awaiting execution. The process gets further delayed due to appeal for presidential clemency. 

We urge our elected parliamentarians to introduce and pass Disha Act. Key items to be covered in the bill will be:

1. Once police finishes investigation and files charge sheet, fast track court should be given only 60 days to pronounce judgement.

2. In rape cases, only one appeal should be allowed in a higher court which will have 30 days to pronounce judgement.

3. If death sentence is pronounced, it should be executed within 15 days.

4. If death sentence is not given, minimum punishment should be 14 years rigorous imprisonment.

4. In case of rape convicts, the option of presidential clemency request must be removed.

Disha Act should be drafted and passed in both houses no later than 31st March 2020.

 

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