The Delhi Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution to seek death penalty for convicts in the rape of girls below 12 years of age. The resolution, moved by Aam Aadmi Party MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj, demanded that the Delhi government approach the Centre for the relevant laws to be amended.
The Assembly’s resolution also stated that the government should immediately introduce suitable laws with the “strictest punishment” for people accused of stalking. It also sought that stalking be made a non-bailable offence.
Before the voting on the resolution, the Assembly had discussed a proposed anti-stalking bill introduced by legislator Alka Lamba.
Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain said in the Assembly that the government would present a bill seeking the required amendments, and it would then be sent to the Centre.
In recent months, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana have introduced laws to award death penalty for rape of girls below 12 years of age.