Verma's wife Pushpa reportedly sent a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday stating they would not want to accept what they know "Justice Verma himself would not have accepted"
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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.
Recommendations of the commission, ranging from special training for policemen to deal with crimes against women to community policing for better vigilance, have been introduced sporadically but have mostly been false starts.
Former Chief Justice of India Jagdish Sharan Verma, who headed the panel to review laws on crimes against women, passed away on Monday.
In a bid to display its seriousness and urgency, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today wrote to Justice (Retd) JS Verma assuring prompt action in pursuing the recommendations of the committee.
The panel also commented on the "disputes relating to jurisdiction of the police over the area of crime" that leads to delay in taking cognizance.
The committee formed to examine sexual crimes against women and laws to deal with them submitted its report today.
The three-member committee was set up by the government to look into women’s safety, existing legislations and suggest changes to check crimes against women.
The demand was made after a 23-year-old girl was gangraped and brutalised in a moving bus here on 16 December.
A top jurist today disagreed on the issue of inclusion of the Chief Justice of India in a panel proposed by a parliamentary committee to appoint the CBI chief, saying it could lead to problems at a later date.