Delhi Government announced on Monday that they’ll be appointing a group of ministers for examining the current laws which can be amended so as to ensure life imprisonment or death penalty for those who have been involved in raping of minors. It has also suggested to lower the minimum age of juveniles who are found guilty in these cases. Apart from that, this group of ministers will also explore new possibilities of setting-up special kind of police stations.
This positive decision was made at the recent Cabinet meeting that was presided by Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The final report on this matter will however arrive in a time of 15 days. This discussion on the law and order came after the shocking incident of rape of two minors in the capital. Kejriwal also told the reporters that this Commission of Inquiry will be made to work within a week’s time and they will together access the flaws and issues related to women safety along with a list of rape cases that are pending in the various courts of Delhi.
According to Kejriwal, CrPC and IPC are the subjects that are in the concurrent list over which Delhi Government has its executive powers. GoM, on the other hand, will examine and then submit a report whether Delhi Government can set up “special” police stations for registering and investigating crime against women so as to help women who don’t get a satisfactory response from other local police stations. The GoM will then submit a solid proposal so that by the next session of Assembly, an amendment bill is laid.