“Families will have to enhance the honour and respect of daughters. Families should also make their sons more responsible,” PM Modi said while addressing the National Panchayati Raj Sammelan at Ramnagar in the tribal-dominated Mandla district.
“There is a government in Delhi which listens to your voice and takes decisions. So, the Centre has made a provision for capital punishment to the monstrous intent,” he said while referring to the recent ordinance
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on Tuesday blamed porn for the rising cases of child rape and molestation and said the government will soon approach the center with the recommendation.
“We think the reason for rising number of child rape and molestation cases is porn. We are contemplating banning porn in Madhya Pradesh, will approach Centre in the matter,” state Home Minister Bhupendra Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.
THE ORDEAL OF THE ORDINANCE
The Chairman of Bar Council of India Manan Mishra on Tuesday expressed his dissatisfaction with the ordinance to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
He said, “The manner in which the ordinance to amend POCSO Act was a hurried step. This required a serious deliberation and its pros and cons must have been considered.” He added, “The amendment should have been brought by proper discussion.”
As for Jammu & Kashmir which is not covered under the ordinance and POCSO, amended the ordinance.
Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Rural Development Abdul Haq Khan on Tuesday informed that an amendment has been brought to Criminal Law Ordinance 2018. It will enhance punishment to 20 years/ life imprisonment for sexual offenses against women between 13 years to 60 years. He also announced death penalty for sexual offenses against children up to the age of 12.
“Investigation of cases will be completed within two months and trial will be completed in six months,” he said.
THREE STATES PUT ON ALERT AHEAD OF ASAMARAM RAPE VERDICT
The Centre on April 24 asked Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Haryana to tighten security and deploy additional forces ahead of the verdict by a Jodhpur court in a rape case against self-styled godman Asaram, an official said.
In a communication, the Home Ministry told the three States to beef up security and ensure that no violence takes place after the verdict. The three States were also told to deploy additional forces in sensitive places, the Home Ministry official said. Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Haryana have a large number of followers of Asaram.
A court in Jodhpur is set to pronounce its verdict in the rape case against Asaram on April 25.
CONTRACEPTIVES FOR DELHI PIGEONS
“In England, the authorities use oral contraceptives for pigeons’ birth control. Why don’t we use the same here as their population has increased manifold,” a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar observed.
Observing that the pigeon population has increased in the national capital over the years, the Delhi High Court on Monday suggested oral contraceptives for their birth control.
It also suggested to “mix the oral contraceptives in the food served to the pigeons