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The Hindustan Times-Sept 20

The sex offenders’ list will help in enabling justice and monitoring an offender’s future behavior but the State must ensure that there is no overreach and misuse. India on Thursday joined eight other countries that maintain a registry of sex offenders. The registry, which will be maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), will include names, photographs, residential addresses, fingerprints, DNA samples, PAN and Aadhaar numbers of convicted sexual offenders.

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First published in: The Hindustan Times