: A commission to look at India's laws for sexual crimes after a medical student's gang-rape in Delhi last month has submitted its report to the Home Ministry. Former chief justice of India JS Verma, who headed the commission, is addressing the media. Highlights:
- Much to learn from the youth, not possible to name everyone who contributed.
- Young people are the real hope. They have taught the older generation.
- It was the young men who were conscious that this gender inequality has to be done away with.
- Even when there was provocation, they did not react and continued to maintain calm.
- It was humbling experience for all of us who are of an older generation.
- The kind of satisfaction I have had in being involved in this exercise is not matched by anything else.
- Acknowledge some people from foreign countries who volunteered and helped. I myself can't believe how this was possible and done in 29 days. (Names professors from Oxford, Harvard etc who worked on this, including CJ of Canadian Supreme Court, Australian Judges)
- The entire office of former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium turned into an office for the committee. He did not spend a single minute in carrying on with his normal professional duties.
- Data collected was phenomenal; we had over 80,000 responses.