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India’s lawmakers pass bill to deter attacks on women

NEW DELHI — India’s Parliament passed a comprehensive bill Thursday to impose stronger penalties on men who attack women and to criminalize offenses such as stalking and voyeurism.

The bill passed quickly in the upper house of Parliament on Thursday; the debate in the lower house Tuesday was ­longer, lasting seven hours. President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to sign it into law shortly.

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