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The Government of India has stiffened the law against child sexual abuse.

The amended law makes the maximum penalty for child sex abuse to capital punishment from 20 years in prison.

First time in history, the Government clearly define the term child pornography and made the penalties more coarsen, with a maximum punishment up to three years in prison.

The new law prohibits injecting hormones or chemical therapies to children to hasten their sexual maturity for the purpose of sexual intercourse.

The amended law states that children are protected from sex abuse even during natural disasters.

The ruling amends the 2012 gender-neutral Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act, which says a child is anyone younger than 18 years old.

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