Death of Jagdish Sharan Verma

January 18, 1933 - April 22, 2013
New Delhi, India | Age 80

Indian jurist who pushed for new rape laws dies
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Jagdish Sharan Verma, the former Indian chief justice who helped lead the charge for tough new laws to protect women in the wake of a gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus, has died. He was 80.

Verma died late Monday of multi-organ failure after a brief illness, said Dr. Yatin Mehta, an official at the Medanta Medicity hospital where he was being treated in a New Delhi suburb.

A lifelong crusader for justice and a firm believer in the...

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