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.