India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday March 1, 2013
The government's decisions to reject marital rape as a criminal offense and to introduce the death penalty for the most extreme rape cases have been accepted by a parliamentary committee.
India | Shwetasree Majumder | Friday January 25, 2013
I don't think any of us had quite fathomed what we were getting into. Hot blooded, raring to go, willing to be part of a change that we hoped would last, the answer on each of our lips was "Yes", when we were asked if we would help the Verma Committe...
India | Edited by Samira Shaikh | Thursday January 24, 2013
The Justice JS Verma committee, which has said that "failure of governance" is the root cause for sexual crime, has put the ball for action in the government's court by meeting a tough 30-day deadline to submit its recommendations on changes in law. ...
India | Agencies | Thursday January 24, 2013
The Justice Verma committee today recommended the strict enforcement of sexual assault laws, faster rape trials and changes to the country's antiquated penal code to protect women in the wake of a fatal gang rape in New Delhi last month.
India | Reported by Sandeep Phukan; edited by Mala das | Friday January 4, 2013
On a day when the government deliberated upon measures it should recommend to the Justice JS Verma Committee, constituted to strengthen laws on crimes against women, the CPI(M) says death penalty for rapists may not be the best idea.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 2, 2013
Terming the Delhi gang-rape case as a "horrendous incident", Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said the Centre would bring out a law that ensures stringent punishment for culprits involved in crimes against women as soon as it gets the Justice ...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Mala Das | Monday December 24, 2012
On Monday, the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court said all cases related to sexual assaults on women in the city would be handled by fast track courts; a notification for five such courts would be made as soon as courts re-open after the winter br...