Justice Js Verma

  • Justice JS Verma's family refuses Padma Bhushan, says no official word given January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The family of late Justice JS Verma has refused to accept the Padma Bhushan award on his behalf and have written to the President that he never hankered or lobbied for any acclaim, reward or favour. The family has indicated that they were upset about no official confirmation...
  • Justice JS Verma's family alleges medical negligence led to his death October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Six months after his death, former Chief Justice of India JS Verma's family has alleged that medical negligence killed the eminent jurist. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has now stepped in asking the Health Ministry to look into the case. Justice Verma's wife Pushpa Verma wrote to the PM alleging...
  • 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,"...
  • Delhi: Former CJI Justice JS Verma cremated April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The mortal remains of former Chief Justice of India JS Verma, who headed a panel to frame a tough law to combat crimes against women, were on Tuesday consigned to flames in the presence of prominent political leaders and those from legal fraternity. The funeral pyre was lit...
  • The Last Word: Remembering Justice JS Verma April 23, 2013

    Justice JS Verma, one of India's most highly regarded chief justices, died at the age of 80 on Monday. ...
  • Justice JS Verma: The mentor to the news television media April 23, 2013

    As the fight for justice continues, the man who helped bring about the antirape law, Justice JS Verma passed away on Monday evening after suffering from a multiple organ failure. He was one of India's most respected jurists and played guide and mentor to the news television media for nearly...
  • News broadcasting fraternity condoles death of JS Verma April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: News broadcasting fraternity on Monday condoled the death of Justice (Retd) JS Verma who passed away after a brief illness. Justice Verma was appointed the first Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), a self regulatory body set up by News Broadcasters Association on October 2, 2008. "In...
  • I will miss Justice Verma's advice, guidance, says PM April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday night described former Chief Justice of India JS Verma, who died here, as a "man of vast understanding" whose "generous advice and guidance" he will miss very much. Singh said Justice Verma was "held in great respect as a public figure not...
  • Justice Verma, architect of new antirape law, passes away April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India Jagdish Sharan Verma passed away on Monday after multiple organ failure. He headed the threemember committee which suggested amendments to the Criminal Law so that quicker trial and enhanced punishment could be provided to criminals accused of committing sexual assault against women. Born...
  • India gets a new antirape law as President signs the Bill April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday signed the Criminal Law Amendment Bill which gives India a strong antirape law. The Criminal Law Amendment Bill was earlier passed by the two Houses of Parliament. The massive public anger and uproars following the December 16 gangrape of the Delhi braveheart forced the...
  • 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 antirape 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 Bill: Age of consent likely to be brought down March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: After differences in the Cabinet over the proposed changes in the new anti-rape Bill, the government has finally made some headway. A Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram is likely to finalise the Bill for Cabinet approval on Wednesday. Sources suggest that the Bill is...
  • 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 defers anti-rape Bill again as differences remain March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet has yet again deferred the anti-rape ordinance due to lack of unanimity. A group of ministers along with lawyers will now look into the points of differences and will come back to the Cabinet. Sources say the government wants to ensure that Bill stands legal scrutiny....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Bank for women mere 'tokenism': Justice JS Verma March 2, 2013

    Aligarh: Former Chief Justice of India JS Verma, who headed a panel that examined laws on crimes against women, on Saturday said in the absence of meaningful social change, measures like the proposed special bank for women were merely tokenism in quest for securing gender justice in the country. Delivering the...
  • 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...
  • Exclusion of marital rape from the govt ordinance denies a woman's autonomy over her own body: Sucheta De February 6, 2013

    How does the exclusion of marital rape from the govt ordinance impede the women's rights movement in India? All India Students' Association's National secretary Sucheta De joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. The purpose of law is to act as a deterrent to...
  • 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...
  • Brother of Delhi gangrape victim hails ordinance February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre's move to pass an ordinance, through which death penalty could be awarded in case of rape leading to death of victim, has received support from the brother of Delhi gangrape victim. He said on Saturday that public outrage nationally and internationally after the brutal incident...
  • Women groups urge President not to sign antirape 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 antirape 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...
  • Cabinet to meet today to bring ordinance on sexual harassment February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet will meet on Friday to decide on a stringent law to deal with sexual harassment. Sources had indicated to CNNIBN earlier that the government was considering the feasibility of an ordinance instead of waiting for the Budget Session to legislate on the recommendations made by the...