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Maharashtra Passes Shakti Bill That Provides For Stricter Punishment For Sexual Offences

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New Delhi: To curb sexual offences towards ladies and youngsters, the Maharashtra Meeting on Thursday handed the Shakti Prison Legal guidelines (Maharashtra Modification) Invoice. The invoice has stringent provisions, together with demise penalty for crimes towards ladies and youngsters, PTI reported.

The invoice will now want the approval of the Legislative Council to turn into a legislation. 

The invoice, which was tabled by Maharashtra House Minister Dilip Walse-Patil on Thursday, mandates {that a} probe must be accomplished inside 30 days from the date a grievance is lodged.

It places the onus on social media platforms and Web service suppliers to supply information for investigation functions.

Information must be offered inside seven days to an investigating officer. Failure to take action by social media platforms or web/cellular information suppliers might appeal to imprisonment of as much as three months or/and positive as much as Rs 25 lakh, the invoice says.

The invoice was first tabled within the Maharashtra Meeting in 2020. Nevertheless, after demand from the Opposition and outcry by activists, the invoice was referred it to a joint committee.

A false grievance of sexual assault will invite one to 3 years in jail and a positive of Rs 1 lakh, the state House Minister mentioned, in accordance with PTI.

The invoice proposes addition of a brand new part, ‘354E’, to the Indian Penal Code to take care of “outraging modesty of ladies, males and transgender individuals by digital or digital means”.

Throughout the debate, Chief of the Opposition within the Meeting Devendra Fadnavis mentioned whereas the invoice had a provision for designated courts to take care of such offenses, there Was a necessity for devoted courts for ladies to make the legislation simpler.


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