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Centre nudges states on sexual assault crimes after ‘horrible’ Hathras case

The days after the death of a 19-year-old rape victim in Hathras, the center informed countries and EU territories, calling on them to ensure strict police action against crimes against women. A notice issued by the Union Ministry of the Interior made it an obligation for the police to register the FIR with such an “identifiable criminal offense under Article 154 (1) of the Code. Criminal proceedings (CRPC)”. For offenses under the jurisdiction of a police station, a zero FIR should be registered, as recommended by the Ministry of Origin.

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