Anti-Rape Law in India : Death Penalty or Life Imprisonment

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Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India.[1][2] According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2013 annual report, 24,923 rape cases were reported across India in 2012.[3] Out of these, 24,470 were committed by someone known to the victim (98% of the cases).

Government of India to reform its penal code for crimes of rape and sexual assault.

According to NCRB 2015 statistics, Madhya Pradesh has the highest raw number of rape reports among Indian states,[16] while Jodhpurin Rajasthan has the highest per capita rate of rape reports in cities followed by Delhi, the capital city

After 3 February 2013, the definition was revised through the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013, which also raised the legal age of minor to eighteen.[23]

Indian Penal code 375. A man is said to commit "rape" if he:–– (a) penetrates his penis, to any extent, into the vagina, mouth, urethra or anus of a woman or makes her to do so with him or any other person; or (b) inserts, to any extent, any object or a part of the body, not being the penis, into the vagina, the urethra or anus of a woman or makes her to do so with him or any other person; or (c) manipulates any part of the body of a woman so as to cause penetration into the vagina, urethra, anus or any part of body of such woman or makes her to do so with him or any other person. 

Notable incidents- (1) The gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a public bus, on 16 December 2012, sparked large protests across the capital Delhi. (2) In August 2013, a 22-year-old photojournalist, who was interning with an English-language magazine in Mumbai, was gang-raped by five persons, including a juvenile- the Shakti Mills gang rape case, making them the first in the country to get the death sentence stipulated under the newly enacted Section 376E of the Indian Penal Code. (3) On 14 March 2015, a 71-year-old nun was allegedly gang-raped in Ranaghat, West Bengal by intruders at Convent of Jesus and Mary. (4) On 29 March 2016, the corpse of Delta Meghwal, a 17 year old Dalit girl, was found in her hostel's water tank. (5) On 17 January 2018, Asifa, an 8-year old minor girl, was raped and murdered in Rasana village near Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir & many more recent cases. 

What we want- Recently, The President of India signed a law for death penalty punishment for rapist of minors. The law should be same for all age groups not only for minors. An anti- rape law which states Life Imprisonment or Death Penalty for the criminals (accused of rape) effective immediately to stop this horrible crime in India and justice for all.