Js Verma Committee

  • UN regrets antirape law not reflecting Verma panel views May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The United Nations Wednesday expressed regret that the antirape law passed by the government after the December 16 gangrape incident did not fully reflect the recommendations of the Justice JS Verma Committee. "Recommendations on marital rape, lesbians and age of consent (for sex) were not adopted in the legislation,"...
  • Anti-rape Bill will be passed in Budget Session: Law Minister March 12, 2013

    Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar told CNN-IBN that the anti-rape law needs careful deliberation before it is passed. ...
  • Cabinet likely to discuss new anti-rape law today March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi gangrape case of December 2012 triggered the government's proposed new anti-rape law. The Cabinet is likely to take up the new law on Tuesday. But consensus has eluded the government specifically on clauses relating to the use of the term 'rape', voyeurism, and reducing the age...
  • Why is there a delay in bringing a tougher anti-rape law in India? March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Differences, multiple opinions and oppositions yet again seemed to have delayed the Criminal Law Amendment Bill. The anti-rape Bill, which promises strong legislation to curb crime against women, seems to be drowned under the Cabinet dithering. The bill was not discussed by the Cabinet on Thursday after some...
  • Govt may bring back the word rape in new Bill March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to finalise tough new laws on crimes against women with a new Criminal Law Amendment Bill this Thursday. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the age of consent for sex is likely to be reduced from 18 to 16 as suggested by the Justice Verma...
  • Parl panel for death for rapists if victim dies February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home has pressed for death sentence for rapists in cases where the victim dies or is left in a vegetative state. The committee, set up to examine the Criminal Law Amendment Bill of 2012, has also proposed to replace the word 'rape' with...
  • Ordinance on checking crime against women comes before Parliament February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ordinance bringing stringent amendments to criminal laws to check crime against women was on Thursday laid on the table in the Rajya Sabha. Government will bring a bill incorporating some more provisions to replace the Ordinance in this session. The bill is before the Union Cabinet....
  • Full text: President Pranab Mukherjee's speech in Parliament February 21, 2013

    The Budget Session of Parliament has formally begun with President Pranab Mukherjee's address in which he laid out the government's agenda in the forthcoming session. Pranab Mukherjee spoke on issues including safety of women, economic slowdown, inflation and also laid stress on crossborder relations. Following is the full text of...
  • Has the ordinance on sexual harassment backfired? February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Has the ordinance on sexual harassment, meant to counter criticism about women's safety, backfired even before it was promulgated? Women's groups allege that the government has diluted the law against sexual crime by not accepting Justice JS Verma's recommendations in totality. Now, political parties have joined the chorus. Left...
  • Sonia, Rahul meet Delhi braveheart's family February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi met family members of the Delhi braveheart on Saturday evening, a day after government brought an ordinance providing for tough punishment to rapists. Sonia and Rahul drove to the residence of the braveheart's family and was with the family...
  • 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...
  • Can't change law for one case: Justice Leila Seth January 29, 2013

    Member of the JS Verma committee Justice Leila Seth has come out strongly in favour of the existing juvenile justice laws. ...
  • Juveniles can be reformed: Justice Leila Seth January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Member of the JS Verma committee Justice Leila Seth has come out strongly in favour of the existing juvenile justice laws. Speaking to CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Justice Seth said we must accept the age limit laid down by the law and the key is to focus...
  • New antirape law bill likely in Budget Session: Sources January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Government sources have claimed that an allparty meeting is likely to be called soon to discuss amendments proposed by the Justice JS Verma Committee to the antirape law. A new bill amending the antirape law could be presented in the Budget Session of Parliament, they said. This will happen...
  • No lowering of age for juvenile criminals: Report January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Justice JS Verma committee, constituted to look into rape laws, on Wednesday refused to propose lowering the legally defined age for juvenile delinquents from 18 to 16 years. "The condition of juvenile homes in the country is pathetic," Justice Verma said at a press conference after submitting his...
  • Justice Verma committee recommendations at a glance January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In a detailed and scathing report, the threemember Justice JS Verma Committee called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to deal with crime against women particularly rape cases....
  • 'Law not in favour of disclosing identity of rape victim' January 13, 2013

    Kochi: Union Law minister Ashwani Kumar on January 13 said that the law as it currently stands is not in favour of disclosing the identity of the rape victim. "The law today supports the view that the identity of the rape victim should not be disclosed and there are good...
  • 'Ban coeducation, livein relationships to prevent rapes' January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The JamaateIslami Hind has demanded that coeducation be abolished in India to prevent rapes from happening. In recommendations submitted to the Justice JS Verma committee on ensuring women's safety, the organisation also demanded that women be made to wear what it calls "dignified dresses". It also proposed banning...
  • Police doing their job: Khurshid on FIR against Zee News January 6, 2013

    Union Minister Salman Khurshid also said that Justice JS Verma committee was looking at all possible dimensions of the Juvenile Justice Act when asked about possible amendments....
  • Antirape law: Congress not in favour of chemical castration January 6, 2013

    The Congress on Saturday submitted its recommendations for amendment in antirape law to Justice Verma committee. The party is not in favour of chemical castration as punishment to rape accused but on the debate over whether Juvenile Act should be amended to reduce the age, it remains silent. The party,...
  • Antirape law: Cong against chemical castration January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday sent its recommendations to the Justice JS Verma Committee suggesting that convicts should be hanged only in rarest of rare case. The Justice JS Verma Committee, set up to suggest changes in the laws on crime against women following the brutal gangrape and murder...
  • Sign a petition to fight for women's rights December 30, 2012

    As the nation desperately hopes for a change following the recent Delhi gangrape, CNNIBN's CJ show in partnership with change.org has launched a petition called 'Fight for her Rights' to push for safety for women. This is the simplest way for citizens to send in their concrete suggestion to the...