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Govt ready for a debate on redefining age of juvenile

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 18:31

Amid conflicting views on whether there is a need to revisit the definition of juvenile, the Centre said it was ready for a debate on the issue.

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.

Parl panel backs govt decision not to accept marital rape as criminal offence

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 21:58

A Parliamentary panel on Friday supported government`s decision not to accept marital rape as a criminal offence, saying it could lead to "practical difficulties".

Abolishing death penalty: Par panel members for broader debate

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 20:35

Majority of the members of a Parliamentary panel on Thursday supported capital punishment for rapists in cases where the victim either dies or is left in a persistent vegetative state.

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.

Par panel`s predicament over Criminal Law Bill after Ordinance

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 22:12

As government brings an ordinance on crimes against women, Parliamentary committee examining a similar bill, decided to seek views of Rajya Sabha Chairman on whether legislation was still "alive".

`Rejection of Justice Verma panel report on AFSPA unfortunate`

Last Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 21:25

PDP`s Mufti Mohammad Sayeed dubbed rejection of Justice J S Verma committee`s recommendation on AFSPA as "unfortunate" saying it reflected double standards in Centre`s resolve to uphold women dignity.

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.