Key Recommendations of Justice JS Verma Committee on Sexual Crime Laws

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The Justice JS Verma committee, which was set up to propose amendments to laws relating to crimes against women, submitted its report to the home ministry on Wednesday.

The three-member committee in its report has criticized the government, police insensitivity and gender bias for the rising crimes against women in the country.  

"Failure of governance is the obvious cause for the current situation," he said.

He also blamed the government for failing to prevent crimes against women and said the existing laws are adequate to check sexual assaults against women if properly implemented.

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The committee had received suggestions and recommendations from public, women groups, eminent lawyers, NGOs, government agencies, experts and political parties in and out of the country.

The horrific gang-rape of the 23-year-old physiotherapy student in south Delhi on Dec 16 had sparked nationwide protests from the youth and women demanding tougher laws and protection against sexual assaults.

The committee said it had received more than 80,000 responses to the Home Ministry's public notice inviting suggestions to prevent crimes against women, from across India

The key recommendations of the Justice JS Verma Committee

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