The Cabinet approved a bill that seeks to award the death penalty to those convicted of raping.
The move comes against the backdrop of nationwide outrage over the widespread raping incidents.
In the face of strong demands, a proposal to amend the ‘Prevention of Violence against Women and Children Act 2000’ to keep the provision of the death penalty as the maximum punishment for rape passed in the Cabinet meeting on Monday.
It was presented at the Cabinet meeting in the morning with the aim of amending the ‘Women and Children Repression Prevention Act 2000’.
The law was raised in the Cabinet to provide for the death penalty as the maximum punishment for rape.