New Delhi: The issue of sexual violence against women is expected to hit the brainstorming session (Chintan Shivir) of Congress to be held in Jaipur from January 18 to 20. The senior congress leaders hinted to raise the contentious issue in the party meeting after the sad incidence of Delhi gang rape.

The Opposition continues to mount pressure on the government to convene a Special Session of Parliament for amendment to the anti-rape laws.

The government says that the decision on the Special Session can be taken only when Justice JS Verma Committee submits its recommendations. The three-member committee-headed by former Chief Justice of India JS Verma has been constituted to recommend on amending laws to provide speedy justice and enhanced punishment in sexual assault cases. The panel has been asked to submit its report within 30 days.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi also suggested ways to the government to frame stringent laws against sexual crimes against women.

(JPN/Bureau)

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