Justice JS Verma, architect of the anti-rape Bill passed away today due to a multiple organ failure. He was 80.
R.I.P Justice Verma.
Justice Verma’s profile on the SC website is here:
“Verma, Jagdish Sharan, B.Sc., LL.B. Born on 18th January, 1933. Educated at Venkat High School, Satna (Madhya Pradesh); Government Jubilee Inter College, Lucknow; Ewing Christian College, Allahabad and University of Allahabad.
Enrolled Pleader in the Vindhya Pradesh Judicial Commissioner’s Court, Rewa in January, 1955; Advocate, Madhya Pradesh High Court in August, 1959.
Twice Acting Governor of Rajasthan.
Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court from 3rd June, 1989. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 25th March, 1997. Retired on 18th January, 1998.”
“In the aftermath of a gang rape in Delhi, which resulted in the victim’s death, on 23rd December 2012 Mr. Justice Verma was appointed Chairperson of a three member commission to suggest changes required in existing laws to provide better security to Women in India. The other two members are Mr. Gopal Subramanian and Mrs. Leela Seth”- Wikipedia.