Left red faced after late Chief Justice of India J S Verma`s family refused to accept Padma Bhushan conferred on him, Padma award committee will soon look into the possibility of honouring him with Padma Vibushan.
Noted scientist RA Mashelkar, yoga expert BKS Iyenger, actors Kamal Haasan and Vidya Balan, tennis player Leander Paes, cricketer Yuvraj Singh, and former chief justice of India, the late JS Verma were Saturday conferred the Padma awards on the eve of the 65th Republic Day.
Former CJI 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.
Justice J S Verma, who headed a panel on women`s safety, Thursday said aware citizenry would keep up the pressure for bringing reforms on the issue, including barring people with criminal background from legislatures.
Warning that water disputes
could lead to another World War, former Chief Justice JS Verma Friday said countries sharing the same ecology should forget boundaries and join hands to resolve issues related to natural resources.