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.
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 Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and activist Kiran Bedi on Saturday said the government needs to give a holistic response to the society.
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.
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.
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.
Key UPA ally DMK on Friday sought time-bound implementation of the Justice Verma Committee recommendations.
Welcoming the recommendations of the Justice Verma Committee on reforms in anti-rape laws, activist Kiran Bedi said these suggestions were revolutionary and can trigger an uprising if implemented.
Government will soon send the recommendations of Justice Verma Committee, which has prescribed comprehensive changes in criminal laws to check crime against women, to a Parliamentary panel for consideration.
A rapist remains a rapist regardless of his relationship with the victim.
As the nation stands witness, the government has assured swift action on the tough measures suggested by Justice JS Verma panel to make the country safer for women.
Making far reaching recommendations, the Justice Verma Committee on Wednesday favoured comprehensive amendments to criminal laws.
Amid demands for convening of special session of Parliament to pass stringent laws on crime against women, government said decision be taken after Justice Verma Committee, submits its recommendations.
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