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Stalking, voyeurism criminalized in new Indian law to protect women

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People protesting violence against women in India

Aleteia - published on 03/21/13

The death penalty can now be given for rapes that lead to the women's death

The India parlament passed a new law criminalizing stalking, voyeurism and sexual harassment. USA Today reports:

India's Parliament has passed a sweeping new law to protect women against sexual violence in response to a brutal December gang rape in New Delhi.

The bill was passed Thursday by the upper house of Parliament, two days after the lower house approved it.

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