Justice Verma

  • 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...
  • IOTY: Late Justice JS Verma honoured with lifetime achievement award December 20, 2013

    The lifetime achievement award has gone to late Justice JS Verma, former Chief Justice of India. Justice Verma, a distinguished judge, died earlier in 2013. As the chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), he left his mark on, amongst other achievements, the laws governing rape with the recommendations for...
  • Stop Acid Attacks gets Indian of the Year 2013 award December 20, 2013

    The Stop Acid Attacks is an organisation to prevent acid attacks on women and to ensure the rights and justice of survivors. ...
  • IOTY: Deepika breaks down after receiving award from father Prakash Padukone December 20, 2013

    Bollywood's latest superstar, Deepika Padukone got the award for special achievement for reinventing herself as a leading lady with acting chops; and for delivering a slew of hits in 2013, including Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and Ram-Leela. She broke down after receiving the award for special achievement from...
  • Stop Acid Attacks is the Indian of the Year December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The eighth CNN-IBN Indian of the year (IOTY) is not a politician, a sportsperson or an entertainer. The honour for the year 2013 goes to the activist group Stop Acid Attacks (SAA), an active campaigner-organisation to prevent acid attacks on women and to ensure the rights of and...
  • IOTY: Association for Democratic Reforms and Lily Thomas win Public Service award December 20, 2013

    The Association for Democratic Reforms and Lily Thomas took up the task of tackling what had become a serious blot on our democratic system. It was on the basis of a writ petition filed by them that the apex court ruled that lawmakers have to quit if they are convicted...
  • FTP: JS Verma case: Is medical negligence increasing in India? October 8, 2013

    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 died on April 21, 2013, at a private hospital...
  • The law must be followed despite public outrage: Subramanium September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: In the first in the December 16 Delhi gangrape case delivered by a Delhi court, the juvenile out of the six accused has been sentenced to three years in detention. Member of the Justice Verma commission Gopal Subramanium who had suggested changes to anti-rape laws said that he...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FTN: Should armed forces get special immunity in cases of rape? February 4, 2013

    The Justice Verma panel has proposed amending the notorious Armed Forces Special Power Act which give security personnel immunity from sexual crimes in conflict areas. ...
  • 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 'cherry-picking' on various points. She said though she had not gone through the just promulgated Ordinance to amend the...
  • 'Sexual harassment ordinance to be discussed in Parliament' February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite women's groups calling it "weak", the government is claiming credit for clearing ordinance on sexual harassment in "record time". Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said, "This historic ordinance has been approved in record time. It will be thoroughly discussed in the Budget session of Parliament. I hope...
  • Govt cherry picked Justice Verma's recommendations: Bedi February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Former IPS officer and activist Kiran Bedi on Saturday welcomed the ordinance to amend the criminal law with focus on crime against women but said the government has cherry picked recommendations of Justice Verma Committee. "Justice Verma's recommendations took a 360-degree view of the issue. The ordinance has...
  • 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...
  • Govt may not wait till Budget Session to amend anti-rape laws January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wrote to Justice JS Verma promising to act on his panel's suggestions to strengthen laws on crimes against women, sources on Thursday said that the Cabinet is discussing the ordinance on the panel recommendations. The Cabinet may not wait till the Budget...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Justice Verma panel's recommendations mark a true shift in the paradigm: Kavita Krishnan January 25, 2013

    Will Justice Verma panel's recommendations go a long way in ensuring gender justice? Women's rights crusader Kavita Krishnan shared her perspective on this subject with IBNLive readers. Q. How will you consider cyber stalking as an offence... means if a person sends a friends request to anyone, will you consider it...
  • Rajasthan: Sikar gangrape victim's condition still serious January 24, 2013

    Rajasthan: The three-member Justice JS Verma Committee after submitting its report on the changes recommended in laws dealing with crimes against women pointed out that poor governance was one of the main reasons for the rising crime graph. It is due to the lack of good governance that a 11-year-old girl...
  • 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 three-member 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....
  • 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...