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INDIA TO INCREASE PUINISHMENT FOR MINORS AFTER GANG-RAPIST FREED

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NEW DELHI: Indian lawmakers on Tuesday (Dec 22) passed a bill allowing harsher punishments for juveniles aged 16-18 after an outcry over the release of a young rapist who served three years in a detention facility for his part in a notorious gang-rape in 2012.
"I think the ayes have it, the ayes have it, the ayes have it. The bill has been passed," P.J. Kurien, a speaker of the upper house of parliament, said after a day-long debate on the bill.
The release two days ago of the youngest convict in the case of the fatal gang-rape of medical student Jyoti Singh in December 2012 triggered widespread calls for amendments to the existing law.
The changes to the law will allow minors aged 16 onward to be sentenced to at least seven years in young offenders' institutions if convicted of "heinous crimes" including rape and murder. However, they will not face the death penalty.

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