The legislation had languished for years amid arguments it has a liberal feminist ideology that contravenes religious and cultural values in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.
Stalin also appealed to women and children who are subjected to sexual assault to lodge a complaint against the concerned person openly.
The ratio of young women, aged between 18 and 29, who experienced sexual violence by age 18, also shot up from 10.3 per cent to 11 per cent.
Television channels are screaming with debates as to why, what and how this menace of sexual violence can be controlled in our society.
The killing of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi has sparked outrage across the South Asian nation of 165 million people and put police action in the case under the spotlight.
Important to name perpetrators, says V Geetha on Raya Sarkar's crowd-sourced list of sexual harassers
She goes on to weigh in on the root of the issue - power imbalances and the nature of mentorship in closed university circles.