Indian Government lacks will for strong anti-rape law: Activists

New Delhi, March 12 : Women’s rights activist Tuesday criticised the government for failing to finalise an anti-rape law after difference erupted between various ministries on several ordinances and accused them of lacking political will to bring a stronger law for protection of women.

The proposed anti-rape bill was referred to a Group of Ministers (GoM) Tuesday following differences of opinion among cabinet ministries over certain provisions, including lowering the age of juveniles.

The activists allege the government’s lack intention to bring a stringent law for violence against women, which could empower women particularly against sexual violence.

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