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Bill For Stringent Punishment For Child Abuse Introduced In Rajya Sabha

Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:59 AM

Union Minister Smriti Irani today introduced a bill in the Rajya Sabha to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act that aims to make punishments more stringent and even include death penalty for offenders involved in sexual crimes against minors. The Protection of Children from Sexual-Offences Bill, 2019 provides for stringent punishment, including life imprisonment, for using children for pornographic purposes.
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Smriti Irani Meets Haryana Chief Minister, Discusses Women Welfare Issues

Monday, June 10, 2019, 8:21 AM

Union Minister Smriti Irani today held a meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on issues related to women welfare in the state. Mr Khattar said: "After taking the charge as the Women and Child Development Minister, her first meeting today took place with the Haryana government. Officials of the department attended the meeting and the discussion related to women welfare."
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Smriti Irani credits PM Modi for IAF pilot Abhinandan's return

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:44 PM

Union minister Smriti Irani credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "parakram" (valour) for Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman's return from Pakistan within two-days of his capture. "Sangh (RSS) today can be proud of the fact that a son of India is returning to India in 48 hours due to the 'parakram' of a swayamsevak (RSS volunteer)," she said in an apparent reference to Modi.