The new laws are drafted to combat crime against women, .marrying a woman by concealing identity or having intercourse under the false promise of marriage, promotion and employment will attract up to 10-year imprisonment with a bill introduced on Friday proposing a specific provision to deal with these offenses for the first time.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) Bill, to replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC) of 1860, in Lok Sabha and said a special focus has been given to provisions related to crimes against women.
"Crime against women and many social problems faced by them have been addressed in this bill. For the first time, intercourse with women under the false promise of marriage, employment, promotion and false identity will amount to a crime," he said.
While courts have dealt with cases of women claiming rape on the basis of breach of promise of marriage, there is no specific provision for this in the IPC.