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New Delhi:  The government has brought in an ordinance that introduces tougher jail terms for crimes against women, including the death penalty for extreme cases of sexual assault.

The ordinance incorporates some but not all of the recommendations of the Justice Verma commission, a panel of three legal experts, appointed by the government in the wake of fierce street protests after the Delhi gang-rape. Here is what was accepted and what was not:




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