Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Crimes against women

 Justice J S Verma submits report, slams govt, cops for apathy, 'scarring' freedom with public crackdown.
Justice J S Verma committee, set up to recommend measures to improve laws dealing with sexual offences, has received around 80,000 suggestions and wrapped up its work within 29 days.
Verma, the head of the three-member panel, was approached by the Central government for the task on December 23. The other members of the panel are former Himachal Pradesh Chief Justice Leila Seth and former Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam.

* Hardly any response given by state Police Chiefs: Justice J S Verma

* What is needed to enforce laws is the sensitivity on the part of those who implement it: Justice Verma

* There was total apathy of everyone who had a duty to perform: Verma on the Delhi gangrape incident

* Shocked to see Union Home Secretary was patting the back of Delhi Police Chief: Justice Verma

* Committee also dealt with the issue of marital rape: Justice Verma

* Sexual offences by armed forces and uniformed men in conflict areas should be brought under ordinary criminal law: Verma Committee

* Imminent need to review AFSPA in conflict areas: Verma Committee

* Verma Committee recommends appointment of Special Commissioners with adequate powers to redress complaints of sexual violence against women in conflict areas

* Ambiguity over the control of Delhi Police should be cleared, Verma Committee

* Delhi gangrape case shows the failures of traffic regulations, maintenance of law and order and dealing of sexual assault cases: Justice Verma

* Police action on peaceful protestors scarred Indian democracy: Verma committee

* Every district magistrate should prepare census of missing children: Verma

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