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Findings of Verma Committee sent to Law Commission: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 19:50

The recommendations the Verma committee set up to suggest changes in the law in the aftermath of the Delhi gangrape incident have been forwarded to the Law Commission.

Women groups for gender budgeting, priority to rape victims

Last Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013, 21:18

A number of leading women groups sought higher resource allocation in annual budget for implementation of steps to protect fair sex from violence and exploitation and ensure their financial inclusion.

Sheila Dikshit backs demand for lowering juvenile

Last Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 21:21

Amid a demand for lowering juvenile age limit in wake of Delhi gang-rape case, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit gave her support, saying nature of crime shouldn`t be overlooked while deciding age issue.

Open to changes in sexual crimes ordinance: Khurshid

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 21:56

Union government is open to consultation and changes in ordinance on criminal law amendments passed by cabinet to deal with sexual crimes against women, External Affairs Minster Salman Khurshid said.

Anti-rape ordinance a landmark decision, says Union Law minister

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 21:36

Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on Saturday said the proposed ordinance on anti-rape law will prove to be a historic step to deal with the crime against women.

Mixed response to ordinance on sexual violence against women

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 21:25

Ordinance on sexual violence against women evoked mixed response with BJP welcoming it but CPI(M), several women`s groups opposed it for doing "injustice" to Justice Verma Committee recommendations.

Sonia, Rahul meet family members of Delhi gang-rape victim

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 21:07

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi met family members of the Delhi gang-rape victim, a day after government brought an ordinance providing for tough punishment to rapists.

Govt cherry picked Justice Verma`s recommendations: Bedi

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 20:57

Former IPS officer and activist Kiran Bedi welcomed ordinance to amend criminal law with focus on crime against women but said government has cherry picked recommendations of Justice Verma Committee.

Bedi calls for holistic response to panel`s recommendations

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 11:56

Former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and activist Kiran Bedi on Saturday said the government needs to give a holistic response to the society.

Will promptly pursue Verma panel recommendations: PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 14:12

The PM`s assurance came a week after Justice JS Verma Committee submitted a report to the Union government on women’s safety in the country.

Aruna Roy wants citizens` role in framing laws on crime against women

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 21:06

Against the backdrop of suggestions being made to the Justice Verma committee on crime against women, activist Aruna Roy pitched for the involvement of citizens in framing laws.

Delhi gang-rape victim`s family wants death for all accused

Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013, 13:31

The demand for amendment of the law comes in the backdrop of The Justice Verma Committee recommending life for gang-rape but no death penalty.