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Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013: Will it ensure women’s safety in public spaces?

Author(s): Rituparna Bhattacharyya

Journal: Space and Culture, India
ISSN 2052-8396

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 13;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Key words: Criminal Law (Amendment) Act | 2013 | violence against women | women’s safety | public spaces | India

The horrific gang-rape and the subsequent murder of Nirbyaya (fearless) in December 2012, impelled the Government of India to pass the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013. The key aim of this article is to review this Act in the light of women’s safety in public spaces.
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