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Dec 16 Gang Rape Brought Major Reforms: Delhi HC

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March 13, 2014 AT 9:18 AM
The Delhi High Court said Thursday, the infamous Dec 16, 2012 gang rape brought about major reforms in criminal law dealing with offenses against women. A division bench of Justice Reva Khetrapal and Justice Pratibha Rani observed that the incident sparked an unprecedented public awakening where people from every strata of society came together and demanded justice for the victim. The outcry was for women's safety and punishment proportionate to the crime for offenders and for amending the penal law, prescribing death sentence in serious cases of rape.