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Gazette published on capital punishment for rape

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Published: 16:19, 13 October 2020   Update: 16:53, 13 October 2020
Gazette published on capital punishment for rape

The government has published a gazette notification of ordinance on the amendment of Nari O Shishu Nirjaton Daman Ain (Women and Children Repression Prevention Act), incorporating the provision of capital punishment for rape.

The legislative and parliamentary affairs division of the law ministry published the gazette on Tuesday (October 13) noon.

Earlier in the morning, President Md Abdul Hamid signed the ordinance.

According to the ordinance, “Lifetime Rigorous Imprisonment” mentioned in Section 9(1) of the Act has been replaced by “Death or Lifetime Rigorous Punishment”.

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