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Need to learn from gender inequality conscious youth: Justice Verma

IANS
Jan 23, 2013 at 05:58pm IST

New Delhi: Justice JS Verma, who headed a committee set up to review laws after the Delhi gangrape, on Wednesday said there was a need to "learn from the youth" who led a "peaceful protest" against the incident. "It was the young who were conscious that gender inequality has to be done away with," the former Chief Justice of India said at a press conference in New Delhi after submitting his report.

"Even when there was provocation, they did not react and continued to maintain calm. It was an humbling experience for all of us who are of an older generation," he said.

"The kind of satisfaction I have had in being involved in this exercise is not matched by anything else," he said. The panel was set up to suggest ways to make rape laws stronger.

Need to learn from youth: Justice Verma

"Even when there was provocation, they did not react and continued to maintain calm," he said, referring to Delhi gangrape protests.

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