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New Delhi: Government has assured parents of the December 16 gang rape victim that Juvenile Justice Bill which will allow juveniles between 16-18 years to be tried as adults in heinous crime will be passed today.
The parents of the victim met Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi at his residence.
After the meeting, Naqvi told reporters that government has spoken to every party and they have assured it that the bill will be passed today.
The mother of the December 16 gangrape victim said there have been enough discussions.
“Now the bill should be passed today. I have been assured that it will be passed today. Our struggle is to get this bill passed,” she said, adding that she will like to go to Rajya Sabha, if a pass is arranged, to see it getting passed.
The amendments to Juvenile Justice Act will allow children between 16-18 years to be tried as adults in heinous crime cases. The Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and is pending before Rajya Sabha where it is listed on Tuesday.
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