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Three years of Nirbhaya gang-rape: Violence against women continues, say activists; parents oppose release of juvenile

Three years of Nirbhaya gang-rape: Violence against women continues, say activists; parents oppose release of juvenile

On the third anniversary of Nirbhaya gang-rape case, activists on Wednesday said that women continue to face violence in every sphere of life.

Justice Verma committee's recommendations should be included in legal education: Jaising

Justice Verma committee's recommendations should be included in legal education: Jaising

There is a need for concerted efforts to address the issue of sexual harassment at workplace and Justice Verma committee recommendations made in this regard should be included in the legal curriculum, senior advocate Indira Jaising has said.

Findings of Verma Committee sent to Law Commission: Govt

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.

Need to change mindset to ensure respect for women: President

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.

Women groups for gender budgeting, priority to rape victims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

DMK seeks time-bound implementation of Verma panel`s recommendations

Key UPA ally DMK on Friday sought time-bound implementation of the Justice Verma Committee recommendations.

Justice Verma recommendations revolutionary: Kiran Bedi

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.

Verma Committee report to be sent to Parl standing committee

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.

Marriage, intimate relationship not a defence for rape: Verma

A rapist remains a rapist regardless of his relationship with the victim.

Verma panel report to be sent to Parliamentary standing committee

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.