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Facing flak from all quarters, Delhi govt withdraws controversial 'two-finger test' circular

Jun 08, 2015

Facing flak from all quarters, Delhi govt withdraws controversial 'two-finger test' circular

In its worst-ever red-face moment since coming to power, the Delhi government on Monday was forced to withdraw a controversial circular on the 'two-finger test' on sexual assault victims. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Aam Aadmi Party #Justice Verma Committee #Satyendra Jain #Sambit Patra #Swaraj Abhiyan
Delhi's missing kids: 18 children disappear every day from India's capital

Sep 24, 2014

Delhi's missing kids: 18 children disappear every day from India's capital

Apart from looking into amendments in criminal law related to sexual assault, the Justice Verma Committee, which was formed in the wake of the brutal Delhi gangrape and massive outpouring of public anger, also highlighted the issue of missing children. #ThatsJustWrong #Child Labour #Child trafficking #missing children #Justice Verma Committee #Bachpan Bachao Abhiyan
Was Justice JS Verma's death a case of medical negligence?

Oct 07, 2013

Was Justice JS Verma's death a case of medical negligence?

Justice Verma died on April 21, 2013, at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon where doctors ascertained that the cause of his death was multiple organ failure. #Manmohan Singh #Delhi #NewsTracker #Aruna Roy #Gurgaon #Medanta Hospital #Criminal Law Amendment Bill #Justice JS Verma #Justice Verma Committee #medical negligence
Centre to decide whether eunuchs come under ambit of rape law

Oct 04, 2013

Centre to decide whether eunuchs come under ambit of rape law

After hearing a public interest litigation on the matter, the Centre has told the Bombay High Court that it will decide on whether the law should expand the definition of rape under Section 375 to be gender-neutral, so that eunuchs can be included in the cases it governs #Bombay High Court #Rape #minorities #Transgender #transsexual #eunuchs #Justice Verma Committee #sexual molestation #LGBT groups
Delhi gangrape Justice Verma's recommendations not yet implemented

Sep 10, 2013

Delhi gangrape Justice Verma's recommendations not yet implemented

Many of the Justice Verma committee recommendations have mostly vanished from public memory and, more tragically, from the memory of government authorities charged with providing women safer public spaces and more effective policing #Rape #parliament #sexual assault #harrassment #gangrape #Delhi gangrape #Justice Verma Committee #December 16 gangrape #Police reform #rape conviction #Justice Verma recommendations #judicial reform
Court announces first sentence under new anti-rape laws

Sep 04, 2013

Court announces first sentence under new anti-rape laws

In the first sentence under new anti-rape laws, two men were given life imprisonment by a court here for raping a five-year-old girl. #NewsTracker #Rape #Justice Verma Committee Report #Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
Findings of Verma Committee sent to Law Commission Govt

Mar 14, 2013

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 which is examining the issue of electoral reforms in its entirety, the government said on Thursday. #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Law Commission #Delhi gangrape #Justice Verma Committee #Ashwini Kumar
Will not reduce the age of juveniles Government

Feb 27, 2013

Will not reduce the age of juveniles Government

The Union government, as of now, will not reduce the age of juveniles under the Juvenile Justice Act, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. #NewsTracker #Criminal law #Krishna Tirath #Justice Verma Committee #Juveniles
NGOs to MPs Retain Justice Verma recommendations on trafficking

Feb 20, 2013

NGOs to MPs Retain Justice Verma recommendations on trafficking

A group of NGOs today appealed to MPs to retain Justice J S Verma's recommendations on child and women trafficking in the bill to replace the Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance expected to be tabled in the Budget session of Parliament beginning tomorrow. #NewsTracker #Justice Verma Committee
Govt open to suggestions on anti-rape ordinance, says Tewari

Feb 14, 2013

Govt open to suggestions on anti-rape ordinance, says Tewari

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari today said that the government was open to suggestions on the ordinance amending anti-rape laws. #NewsTracker #Manish Tewari #Justice Verma Committee #anti-rape law