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Madhya Pradesh government to blacklist sexual offenders
Madhya Pradesh was the first state to ban gutka and now it is again becoming the first state to come up with some rigorous laws against the sexual offenders. Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan has taken the initiatives on the crimes against women.

THE GOVERNMENT of Madhya Pradesh is compiling a list of sexual offenders in the state to blacklist them. And the government will make sure that such blacklisted offenders will not get government jobs in future. Madhya Pradesh reported around 14 percent of the total rape cases in the country which is the highest. The crime rate against women in MP is continuously increasing from the last decade and their is about seven percent rise in the crime rate between January 2012 to October 2012.

Such strict laws will help to bring down the crime rate against women in Madhya Pradesh. The government also announced that the Driving License and Passport of the sexual offender will be seized and they will not get these documents till they do not get a character certificate.

The fast track courts that were announced earlier by the state government will become functional with immediate effect in nine districts, says officials of the state government. The investigation of the case must conclude within 45 to 60 days, the rape victim should undergo a medical examination within 24 hours of occurrence of the incident.

Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan is also introducing a 24x7 women helpline. The CM is also looking f0rward to grant Rs one lakh 'nari samman' awards for anyone rescuing women in distress. He is also stressing upon marshal arts training for girl students and he also suggested making moral science subject compulsory in school curriculum to give right moral values to the coming generation.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) level officers will be appointed in each district to check such crimes and the charge-sheet is to be filed within two weeks. The government will also appoint counselors to conduct counseling to the traumatized rape victims, which will help in their rehabilitation, reported The Times of India.

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