Source: PIB, PTI, The Hindu, The Indian Express, DD News, Lok Sabha Channel, All India Radio
Bangladesh Cabinet approved a draft law to include the death penalty as the highest punishment for rape.
1. The decision to amend the Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act-2000 was announced after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.
2. The ordinance will be issued after getting approval of the President as Parliament is not in session. Currently, the highest punishment for rape is life imprisonment.
3. Bangladesh has been witnessing widespread protests over the last several days against the gang rape of a woman in Noakhali which came to light on the 4th of October.