MP Assembly Passes Bill Awarding Death for Rape of Girls Aged 12 or less

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly unanimously passed a Bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below. With this, Madhya Pradesh becomes the first State where those convicted of such rapes will face the gallows.

Introduced in the House by Law and Legislative Affairs Minister Rampal Singh, the Bill was discussed in detail and then passed by all parties. The development comes after the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report revealed that Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest number of rape cases in the country.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Madhya Pradesh CM- Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Governor- Om Prakash Kohli.
  • The capital of Madhya Pradesh is Bhopal.
Source- The Hindu


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