Govt to consult experts, NGOs on new legislation: Law Minister



Srinagar, Jan 8: Senior National Conference leader and Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Sagar Tuesday said the state government would consult legal experts and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) before finalizing the new legislation against sexual violence.
 “We will be making some changes in the Ranbir Panel Code to frame a strict law against sexual violence,” the Law Minister told reporters on the sidelines of a function at NC Headquarters here.
 He said: “The process (of consultation) has already started. We will be consulting experts on cracking crimes, lawyers from Kashmir and Jammu Bar Associations and other people to frame a more stringent law.”
 Asked why NC was silent on restoration of autonomy to the State, Sagar said that Kashmir issue has to be resolved through talks between India and Pakistan. “We are committed to our autonomy proposal. We believe this is the best possible solution for the vexed issue,” he said.
 On Justice Saghir panel report on Centre-State relations, Sagar said: “Every party has its own political agenda which they follow. We follow autonomy.”
 On Block level elections, the Law Minister said there were some “reservations from the Congress”, otherwise the elections would have been held in November last. “The Congress wanted some changes in the Panchayati Raj Act and we are still waiting for their report,” he said.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 8 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 8 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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