India to introduce death penalty for child rapists

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Narendra Modi’s cabinet approves ordinance, which will apply to anyone convicted of raping a child under age of 12

The Indian government has moved to impose the death penalty for people convicted of raping a child under the age of 12 to combat a rise in crimes involving sexual violence.

An ordinance was approved by prime minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet and sent to the president for approval, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

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