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Justice JS Verma passes away at 80

Justice JS Verma passes away at 80
Former Chief Justice of India Jagdish Sharan Verma, who headed a three-member panel to examine laws on crimes against women, died on Monday due to multiple organ failure. He was 80.The new anti-rape law passed by Parliament in March incorporates some of the recommendations made by the Justice Verma Commission. The panel was set up in the aftermath of the 16 December gang rape of a medical student in Delhi last year.
The Verma Commission put together its groundbreaking report in just 29 days. Justice Verma had urged the government to match his team’s (which also included former solicitor general Gopal Subhramaniam and Delhi High Court chief justice Leila Seth) commitment by implementing the changes urgently.
Verma had begun his legal career in 1955 and was appointed a judge of MP High Court in 1973. This was followed by his appointment as chief justice of Madhya Pradesh HC in 1986, along with his tenure as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan HC from September 1986. Verma was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India, and became the Chief Justice in 1998.
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