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Anti-rape law : Gender ‘unjust’ ordinance

The new ordinance amending criminal law may lead to more acquittals of the accused. On February 3, the UPA had put its best foot forward, pitching a combo of articulate lawyers-cum-ministers P Chidambaram and Manish Tiwari to convince people about the government wisdom in bringing an anti-rape ordinance that did not incorporate some important recommendations of Justice J S Verma Committee.

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10th February 2013 01:11

Alessia Valenza

The women activists have already labelled the ordinance as “a piece of rubbish” and some of the faultlines in the law, missed by the government, have now caught attention of the courts. Read the full story