Punishment for offences against women and children will be more stringent in TN

  • | Wednesday | 16th September, 2020

Recommendations would be made to the Union government to enhance the maximum punishment for selling and buying minors (IPC, 372, 373) for prostitution to life imprisonment from 10 years now and for insertion of a minimum sentence of seven years, he said.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced in the Assembly on Wednesday that Tamil Nadu will bring in more stringent laws to ensure better safety and security for women and children in the state of Tamil Nadu.

He announced that the punishment for offences against women and children including causing deaths by demanding dowry, stalking and selling minors for prostitution will be made more stringent.  Steps will be taken to bring amendments to the Indian Penal Code by taking the Centre`s nod to provide a higher level of punishment for offences against women and children, he said.

As per the proposal, the minimum punishment for dowry deaths (IPC 304-B) shall be 10 years from the present seven and for disrobing (IPC 354-B), the minimum sentence shall be enhanced to five years from three now and the maximum punishment, ten years from seven. Similarly, stalking (IPC 354-D), on a second or subsequent conviction would see a maximum of seven years imprisonment from the present five, Palaniswami said.

Recommendations would be made to the Union government to enhance the maximum punishment for selling and buying minors (IPC, 372, 373) for prostitution to life imprisonment from 10 years now and for insertion of a minimum sentence of seven years, he said.

"I would like to resolutely say that Amma`s government will always be a fortress of protection to women and children," he said.



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