Govt will be prompt in 'pursuing' Justice Verma Committee report : PM
New Delhi, Jan 30 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today complimented the three-member Justice Verma Committee on sexual offences against women and assured that the government would be prompt in ''pursuing'' their recommendations.
In a letter to Justice (Retd) J S Verma, Chairman of the Committee, the Prime Minister thanked them for their ''labour
of love'' in completing the work and submitting the report within a short period of 30 days.
This, the Prime Minister said, was a testimony to their commitment and concern for public good.
''On behalf of our government, I assure you that we will be prompt in pursuing the recommendations of the Committee,'' the Prime Minister said.
After the gruesome gangrape of the 23-year old para-medic on December 16, 2012, and the consequent nationwide protests, the government had constituted the three-member Committee to suggest Amendments to Criminal Law to be able to deal effectively with cases of sexual assault of extreme nature against women.
The three-member Committee, Chaired by Justice Verma and including Justice (Ms) Leila Seth and Mr Gopal Subramanian, submitted the report to the government on January 23.
The Committee has identified 'failure of governance' as the root cause for sexual crime, criticised the government, police and the public for their apathy and has recommended sweeping changes.
''I am writing to thank you, Justice (Smt) Leila Seth and Shri Gopal Subramanian for your labour of love in completing the work of the Committee our government had constituted to recommend amendments in Law to be able to deal effectively with cases of sexual assault of extreme nature against women,'' the Prime Minister added.