Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:15:00 GMT | By ANI

Naming anti-rape law: Govt awaits reports

The central government is awaiting reports of Justice Verma and Justice Usha Mehra committees before deciding on naming the revised anti-rape law


Naming anti-rape law: Govt awaits reports (© Reuters)

NEW DELHI: Amid reports that family members of the Delhi gang-rape victim have no objections to naming the revised anti-rape law after the brave heart, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Wednesday said one must wait for the reports of the Justice Verma Committee and Justice Usha Mehra Committee on this very substantive issue, which requires urgent action.

Tewari reiterated that this unfortunate incident should really become the trigger for both updating the laws as well as ensure that the wheels of justice turn expeditiously. "As we speak, there is a Committee under Justice Verma, which is engaged in the process of receiving feedback and updating the laws. There is an independent committee under Justice Usha Mehra, which is looking into the larger issue of safety and security of women in public places, especially in the national capital territory. So, I think rather than jumping the gun, we should await the reports of both these Committees on this very substantive issue, which requires urgent action," he added.

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