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Deny mercy petition to rape convicts under POCSO: President Kovind

Dec 06, 2019 15:47 IST

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said "demonic" attacks on women have shaken the conscience of the country and much remains to be done on this subject. Speaking at an event in Sirohi in Rajasthan, President Kovind went on to add that those convicted under the stringent POCSO Act should not have the right to file a mercy petition. The comment comes on the same day the Centre recommended to the President to reject the mercy petition of Nirbhaya convict who is facing the death sentence.

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