Rajya Sabha discusses Juvenile Justice Bill, Jyoti Singh’s parents present

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.

15:11 PM
Businesswoman and Rajya Sabha MP Anu Aga

  • We need to find humane ways to prevent such acts, lowering of age of criminals is not the solution.
  • We should not give knee-jerk reactions and instead send this juvenile justice bill to select committee.

14:54 PM
Congress leader GN Azad in Rajya Sabha

​* I want to thank Nirbhaya’s mother for taking up the fight to amend the Juvenile Justice Bill.

  • Nirbhaya’s mother is not fighting for justice only for her daughter,but to ensure that such crime dsnt happen again.
  • Improving lighting on streets and increase police patrolling will help in prevention of such crimes.
  • There should be a separate enclosure for juvenile criminals in jail.
  • We can’t be kept them with hardened criminals.
  • Juvenile Justice Bill needs to be broadened.

14:08 PM
WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi explain the deatils of the amended Juvenile Justice Bill.

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13:40 PM
Nirbhaya’s parents reach Parliament as discussion on Juvenile Justice Bill begins in Rajya Sabha.

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13:29 PM
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13:29 PM
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13:28 PM
2012 gang rape victim Nirbhaya’s mother after meeting Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at his residence in Delhi

12:41 PM
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12:41 PM
Nirbhaya’s parents reach Rahul Gandhi’s residence.

12:12 PM
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