JUSTICE VERMA REPORT

  • Government should ensure that we have a Verma Ordinance rather than a Zero Ordinance: Binalakshmi Nepram February 6, 2013

    Is exclusion of the marital rape clause from the govt ordinance acceptable? Civil rights activist Binalakshmi Nepram joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Is exclusion of the marital rape clause from the govt ordinance acceptable? Asked by: Mary A. Women's groups have demanded the...
  • Bring electoral, police reforms, to check sexual assault: Bedi February 4, 2013

    Coimbatore: Former IPS officer turned social activist Kiran Bedi on Monday said the Centre should have respected all aspects of the Justice Verma recommendations while framing a law on sexual assault without 'cherrypicking' on various points. She said though she had not gone through the just promulgated Ordinance to amend the...
  • Geelani welcomes Verma panel's recommendation on AFSPA January 25, 2013

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani has hailed the recommendations of Justice JS Verma Commission regarding the review of AFSPA and remarks with regards to armed forces personnel guilty of sexual crimes, saying it is justified and a welcome step. "Though the (armed) forces, paramilitary and police personnel...
  • 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....
  • 'Means adopted by khaps assuming unreasonable proportions' January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on khap panchayats, the Justice JS Verma Committee on Wednesday said means adopted by them have assumed "unreasonable proportions" and asked the government to ensure such bodies do not interfere with choices made by people regarding marriage. The committee said actions of khap panchayats are...