Justice Verma Committee

  • UN condemns Badaun gangrape, calls for justice June 2, 2014

    The United Nations on Monday condemned the gangrape and murder of two girls in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district and called for immediate action against the perpetrators and to address violence against women across India. "There should be justice for the families of the two teenaged girls and for all the women...
  • Zero tolerance against abuse of women: Nandita Sen March 26, 2013

    Actress Nandita Das joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the need for stronger anti-rape laws. Q. Madam, the country does not lack any laws; They have severe laws. They lack the implementation : Trials take lot of time and thus helping the accused: So do you feel the any new...
  • Anti-rape law: Sharp divide over proposed amendments to Bill March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After the brutal Delhi gangrape incident, the government faced pressure to come up with stringent anti-rape laws to curb sexual violence against women. The Justice JS Verma committee proposed certain amendments in the existing rape laws. The Home Ministry now has proposed a few changes in the ordinance....
  • Anti-rape law: Sharp divide over proposed amendments March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After the brutal Delhi gangrape incident, the government faced pressure to come up with stringent anti-rape laws to curb sexual violence against women. The Justice JS Verma committee proposed certain amendments in the existing rape laws. The Home Ministry now has proposed a few changes in the ordinance....
  • Delhi school rape: Violent protests on streets March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Barely two and a half months after the horrific December 16 gangrape, there was outrage and protests on the streets of Delhi again after a 7-year-old girl was allegedly raped inside an MCD school in Mangolpuri on Thursday. Angry protesters, including neighbours and local residents clashed outside the...
  • 'Need to change mindset to ensure respect for women' February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: There was a need to bring about changes in the mindset of society to ensure that women are given dignity and respect, President Pranab Mukherjee said here on February 11. In his inaugural address during 44th conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President urged them to work...
  • Women groups urge President not to sign anti-rape ordinance February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Women groups on Saturday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to sign the ordinance of Criminal Law amendments passed by the Cabinet on Friday. Human rights lawyer Vrinda Grover said, "The ordinance is complete betrayal of the people's faith." She also questioned as to why the ordinance remained silent on...
  • CPM rejects sexual harassment ordinance February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Cabinet approved an ordinance for tougher anti-rape laws, activists say it is not tough enough. While the government claims it has accepted most of recommendations of the Justice Verma Committee on punishing sex offenders, it has not included proposals like changing rules for the...
  • Kiran Bedi welcomes ordinance on sexual assault February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: While the Cabinet has approved a new law after examining Justice Verma Committee recommendations on punishing sex offenders, women groups have called the ordinance a dilution of the Verma panel recommendations. This came as the ordinance passed by the Cabinet remained silent on the Armed Forces Special Powers...
  • Sexual harassment ordinance remains silent on AFSPA February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Just days after the Justice Verma Committee made its recommendations to amend laws relating to sexual assault, the Cabinet has passed an ordinance. The punishment for rape could range from 20 years to even death in extreme cases, but the ordinance remains silent on the Armed Forces Special...
  • PM writes to Justice Verma promising to act on panel's suggestions January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: A week after Justice JS Verma Committee submitted its recommendations to the Home Ministry, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday thanked him for the report. The Prime Minister, in a letter to Justcie Verma, assured him that the government would use it as a basis to strengthen laws...
  • Govt assures quick action on Verma panel's suggestions January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The government has assured it will act on the recommendations of the Justice JS Verma Committee on stringent laws for crimes against women. It also said that a few decisions on the recommendations can be expected before the Budget Session of Parliament. "We are committed to implementing the...
  • Verma panel recommendations top priority: Law Minister January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Government will accord top priority to implementation of Justice JS Verma Committee's recommendations for dealing with crimes against women, Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said on Wednesday, emphasising the need for removing procedural inadequacies for speedy delivery of justice. The government expects comprehensive proposals and it would do whatever...
  • Delhi Police not a complete failure: Krishna Tirath January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In wake of Justice Verma's criticism of Delhi Police in handling the December 16 gangrape incident, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath on Wednesday acknowledged there were shortcomings in functioning of the police but refused to term their action as complete failure. "I can't say it is...
  • Referred to Delhi gangrape as undisputed facts: Justice Verma January 23, 2013

    The Justice Verma Committee, which on Wednesday presented its report to the government, stopped short of suggesting death penalty for rapists and lowering juvenile age. Justice JS Verma said in the case of December 16 Delhi gangrape, he "referred to it only as undisputed facts". ...
  • Justice Verma Committee to submit recommendations today January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A month after the brutal Delhi gangrape-murder, the Justice Verma Committee will submit its recommendations on Wednesday. The three-member committee, headed by Justice JS Verma, was set up to review existing laws and make changes to check crimes against women. The Committee had invited suggestions from citizens as...
  • Justice Verma Committee to submit recommendations tomorrow January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Over a month after the brutal gangrape-murder of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi, the Justice Verma Committee, formed to lay down stricter anti-rape measures, will submit its recommendations on Wednesday. The three-member committee, headed by Justice JS Verma, was set up to review existing laws and make...
  • Govt rejects calls for special Parliament session: Sources January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Friday rejected the Opposition's demand to convene a special session of Parliament to discuss anti-rape laws, according to sources. The sources added that the discussion is likely to take place during the Budget Session. The three-member Justice Verma Committee's report may now come around the Budget...