Govt has responded to Verma Commission report with sensitivity

In the wake of protests by women`s groups over the criminal law ordinance ignoring suggestions of Verma Commission on criminalising marital rape and reviewing AFSPA, government defended the proposed legislation.

New anti-rape laws will create fear among offenders: Tirath

Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said that the ordinance will definitely create fear among the criminal elements of the society.

RSS supports strong laws against rape: Mohan Bhagwat

RSS supports strong laws against rape, its chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Sunday while calling for a "change in mindset" of the society.

No special session of Parliament on rape laws: Govt

The government on Friday ruled out convening a special session of Parliament to discuss stricter punishment for sexual offences.

Thousands of letters at Jantar Mantar urge strict rape laws

They seek justice.Their demands are now being scribbled on scraps of paper to be forwarded to a committee working on making tougher laws against rape.

Home Ministry seeks comments on rape laws

The government on Wednesday sought
comments from the public, states and Union Territories on the
suggestions made by a high powered committee headed by the
Union Home Secretary for review of rape laws.