Abolishing death penalty: Par panel members for broader debate

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.

`Politicians reinforcing gender bias should be disqualified`

Justice JS Verma Committee has recommended framing of laws to disqualify politicians who issue statements "reinforcing gender bias".

Include death penalty as punishment for gang-rape: BJP

BJP has recommended including death penalty as punishment for those convicted of gang-rape, abduction and rape, and custodial rape among other suggestions submitted to the Verma committee.

Congress gives suggestions to Verma panel, disfavours chemical castration

Congress on Saturday submitted its suggestions on stringent laws for crimes against women to Justice J S Verma Committee even as it disfavoured chemical castration of rapists.