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Assent to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013, making anti-rape laws very stringent has been given by the President Pranab Mukherjee.

on March 19 the had been passed by the Lok Sabha by Rajya Sabha on March 21.

The President accorded assent to the Bill and it would now be called the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013.

The Bill was brought in the wake of the December 16, 2012, brutal gangrape and subsequent death of a Delhi para-medic which had caused nationwide uproar demanding stringent laws to punish the culprits of such heinous crimes.

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