Indian protestors holds placards as they shout slogans during a protest against last month"s gang rape and murder of a student, in New Delhi on January 29, 2013.
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Indian bill on tough rape laws passed by parliament

19 March 2013 Last updated at 23:30 GMT

A bill containing harsher punishments for rapists, including the death penalty, has been passed by India's lower house of parliament.

It comes after the fatal gang rape of a student in Delhi in December sparked demands for tougher laws.

Last month, the government introduced the new rape laws in an ordinance.

Divya Arya reports from Delhi.