The Andhra Pradesh Disha (Special Courts for Specified Offences against Women and Children) Bill, 2020 was passed by the state legislature for awarding death sentence for offences of rape and gang rape and ensuring speedy trials for such cases.
Under this Bill, the trials concerning rape and gang rape will be completed within 21 days. The legislation also prescribes life imprisonment for other sexual offences against children. It also mandates the state government to establish, operate and maintain an e-register called the Women & Children Offenders Registry, which will be made public and will be available for the use the law enforcement agencies.


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