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Need to learn from youth: JS Verma

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 - 6:17pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: IANS
It was the young who were conscious that gender inequality has to be done away with, said the former chief justice of India.

Justice JS Verma, who headed a committee set up to review laws after the Delhi gang-rape, Wednesday said there was a need to "learn from the youth" who led a "peaceful protest" against the incident.

"There is much to learn from the youth. It was the young who were conscious that gender inequality has to be done away with," the former chief justice of India said at a press conference in the national capital after submitting his report.

"Even when there was provocation, they did not react and continued to maintain calm. It was an humbling experience for all of us who are of an older generation," he said, adding that, "The kind of satisfaction I have had in being involved in this exercise is not matched by anything else."

The panel was set up to suggest ways to make rape laws stronger.


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