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Aftermath of Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013 Anti-Gang Rape | Original Article

Surbhi Jain*, Devanshi Goyal, in Shriji Socio-Legal Journal | Law


The law recommended amendment to the criminal law by the Justice Verma Committee after the Delhi Gang Rape Case. The commission was to review for possible amendments to the criminal law and suggest measures for faster trials and harsher penalties’ for vicious offences related to violence against women. Critically analyse the anti-rape laws in India both before and after the criminal Amendment Act, 2013 that sought to amend the existing laws regarding sexual offences in India. The Act is deemed to be one of the most important changes that have been made in the existing criminal laws namely the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Indian Evidence Act. The Act introduced unprecedented provisions in the Indian Penal Code which criminalizes sexual voyeurism and stalking and amend legal provisions to protect the privacy of individuals, such as discontinuing the practice of examination of the sexual history of the victim of the sexual assault for evidence. Incident generated international coverage and was condemned by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women