Report Of The Committee On Amendments To Criminal Law by OutlookMagazine
There is no much mention about the delays in the delivery system of justice. There is abnormal delays and there is also incorrect conclusions sometimes. The report is good but it should be implemented in total. There are certain points which require deep consideration and discussions.
Outlook India Dt January 24,2013
Report Of The Committee On Amendments To Criminal Law
Full text of the report by the Committee constituted to suggest amendments in laws for sexual crimes which was submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs
J.S. Verma, Gopal Subramanium, Leila Seth
The effort put in by the three members anti- rape committee headed by former CJI in submitting its 631 pages report to GOI merits appreciation.The job was completed in a record 29 days after orally consulting 474, witnesses..Let the law makers in Parliament and State assemblies now legislate on the matter.The lukewarm response by serving DGs across the country, is reprehensible. Their inability to assist the committee by give suggestions/opinions for amendments to criminal law, displays their lack of concern for women’ safety. They must all be show-caused and reprimanded.
A K Saxena (A retired civil servant)
Why do civil servants fudge the issues? Police function under the Home Ministry and all policy making is done through the ministry. DGPs have only limited operational freedom and must route all proposals through the ministry.
So yes, show cause and reprimand must be given for this stark indifference to the safety of women and horrific crimes against them- but to the Home Secretaries/ Home Ministers in addition to the DGPs!
The Commission report has examined every faction and all have been found wanting- the politicians, bureaucrats, police officers, judges, media and of course the citizens. If something is to be done then everyone has to accept blame, pledge to change oneself and work with all other concerned individuals and groups to bring a transformation.
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