andhra pradesh Legislative assembly unanimously passed the Disha bill (named after the recent victim of Rape and murder of Veterinary doctor in Hyderabad) on Friday. Disha Bill mandates the disposal of cases of atrocities against women within 21 days and handing out the death penalty. According to the new law proposed by the ap state government, the accused will get capital punishment if there is a piece of proper evidence to prove crime cases against women such as rape and the judgment would be announced in 21 days, conduct inquiry in 7 days and investigation in 14 days.
kerala minister for health and Social Welfare K.K. Shailaja told media that they have no problems to look into the new law passed by Andhra Pradesh. women activists in kerala time and again, whenever cases of attack on women and children are reported, have demanded that laws have to be spruced up here and also pointed out that the trial in the case has to be speeded up so that justice is delivered to the victims. Very soon, kerala will send a team of experts to study the act which is pending the assent of the Governor.