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New new anti-rape law cleared by cabinet, punishment enhanced

Thursday, July 19, 2012 20:04 IST

A new anti-rape law was cleared in the meeting of Union Cabinet on Thursday which is being held in New Delhi, under which the propsal to enhance punishment in rape cases was cleared.

A new penal clause has been added to factor in "acid attacks". An offence of such nature will now attract a sentence of 10 years along with a fine of Rs10 lakh.

There will also be a special penal clause to address harassment by those in seats of power.

Outraging the modesty of a woman will carry a sentence of 3 years from the earlier 1 year.

The cabinet also cleared SAIL’s public offer.

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