Anti-rape laws: Justice Verma lauds, salutes Youth movement

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New Delhi, Jan 23: While submitting the Justice Verma Committee report to Ministry of Home Affairs, former Chief Justice of India Justice JS Verma lauded and saluted Youth Movement which broke out in the wake of brutal Delhi gangrape in the national capital on Wednesday, Jan 23.

"Much to learn from the youth, not possible to name everyone who contributed. Even when there was provocation, they did not react and continued to maintain calm. It was the young men who were conscious that this gender inequality has to be done away with," said Justice Verma.

Justice Verma Committee formed in the wake of brutal Delhi gangrape has been flooded with suggestions. Justice Verma told reporters that the committee got around 80,000 suggestions from across India.

Right from eminent jurists, legal professionals, NGOs, women's groups and civil society members, everyone has sent suggestions to Justice Verma Committee. 

The three-member Justice Verma panel was set up to suggest tougher laws for crimes against women. The committee was formed by Congress-led UPA government after the brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student by a group of six men in a moving bus in the national capital. The victim struggled 13-days to survive but unfortunately she died in a hospital in Singapore on Dec 29, 2012.

The horrific incident caused nation-wide outrage and people across the country protested on the streets to demand safer environment for women. The other members of the committee are Justice (Retd) Leila Seth, former Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court and former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanian.

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