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Treat plea as representation seeking criminal law amendments to make it more stringent: SC asks Centre

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court asked the Ministers of Home Affairs, Law and Justice and Women and Child Development to treat a plea as a representation which seeks directions for reforms and amendments in criminal law to make it more stringent and deterrent in cases of rape with grievous injury, gang rape and rape/gang-rape with murder.

Justice NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Aniruddha Bose while appreciating the efforts of the petitioner Kirti Ahuja refused to entertain a writ petition seeking a direction to the Government to bring certain reforms and amendments in the law.

The Court said, “We hope and trust that the respondents shall consider the same and take appropriate action on that.”