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J.S. Verma

'There Was A Strong Case To Promulgate An Ordinance'

Feb 04, 2013 P. Chidambaram

'The stringent provisions in the Ordinance will have a deterrent effect on the potential criminals during the period between now and the date on which the new law will be enacted by Parliament'

'The Impunity Of Every Citadel Is Intact'

Feb 03, 2013 Nivedita Menon

The taming of the Verma Committee Report, and some troubling doubts


The Official Emergency Continues

The spectacle of judicial reform has all the elements of cinematic imagination built into it—violence, voyeurism, repression, tears, scandal, redemption and betrayal.

Report Of The Committee On Amendments To Criminal Law

Jan 23, 2013 J.S. Verma

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


'A Set Of Honest Men...'

The appointment process and the mechanism for ensuring judicial independence with judicial accountability at all levels are significant to thwart the impending threats to judicial independence.

25 January, 2005

The Powerful Get Away

Nagendar Sharma

The former CJI and former chairperson of NHRC on the politicisation of judiciary and what can be done to make it accountable and restore its credibility.


18 August, 2003

'There Were Allegations Of Inaction And Complicity Against The Government'

Nagendar Sharma

The former Chief Justice of India and former Chiarman of NHRC on the role of higher judiciary and NHRC in Gujarat in Aap Ki Baat BBC Ke Saath


13 February, 2003

'Block Their Election Route'

The retired NHRC chairman on the politician-criminal nexus


14 December, 2001

POTO In Toto?

J.S. Verma

After the terrorist attacks on the parliament, the debate over POTO is getting more acrimonious. Excerpts from the second Bodh Raj Sawhny Memorial Oration by Justice J.S. Verma, Chairman of NHRC and the full text of the ordinance.


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Bollywood actress Ananya Pandey arrives at the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office in Mumbai.

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BJP workers celebrate the birthday of Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah, in Bhopal.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Gujarat PCC leaders during a meeting, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind being presented a memento by Bihar Minister Shahnawaz Hussain during their visit to Khadi Mall in Patna.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Gujarat PCC leaders during a meeting, in New Delhi.

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