Amend IPC to curb crimes against women: NWC

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Mysore, Feb 7 (UNI) The National Women Commission (NWC) has sought amendment to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to make it more gender sensitive and provid for stringent punishment for crimes against women, NWC member Nirmala Venkatesh said today.

Speaking to newspersons here, she said the recommendation would be submitted to the Centre shortly.

Ms Venkatesh said an amendment was necessary in the wake of growing crimes against the dignity of women in the country.

Human trafficking was reported from Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. The NWC had sought monetary relief of Rs two to Rs five lakh to rape victims as compensations, she added.

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