The proposed law makes it mandatory to end the trial of cases relating to sexual offences within a 6 month period.
The new law proposes:
Sexual abuse is defined to include not just physical but also mental harassment. Punishment for both to be similar.
Sexual abuse to be treated on par as rape, which means punishment for both to be equally stringent. Until now, maximum punishment for sexual abuse is one year.
Onus to prove that suicide was not due to sexual harassment lies with the accused.
All cases of sexual harassment to be dealt with special courts and cleared within 6 months to a year.