Archaic laws were over-hauled after that crime incensed India in December 2012. Convicts can get the death penalty for sexual crimes if the victim dies. For egregious cases, a life sentence will be imposed. Fast-track courts have been set up to deal with sexual crimes. The trial for the convicts in the Delhi gang-rape case was completed in nine months; recently, a Mumbai court completed its trial for the gang accused of raping a photojournalist in the heart of the city in five months.
When the new laws were proposed in Parliament, Mulayam Singh Yadav's party had objected to features including stalking being made a criminal offence, arguing that they could be twisted to implicate men in fake case.
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