Women safety a high priority, says govt, lists measures

In the backdrop of the Hyderabad gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old veterinarian and several other similar cases of sexual violence against women being reported, the government on Tuesday said women”s safety is a high priority and it has taken several initiatives for their safety across the country.

Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, enumerated the steps taken by the government to prevent crimes against women, including launching a database on sexual offenders.

It said the Criminal Law (Amendment), Act 2013 was enacted for effective deterrence against sexual offences.

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