Government has assured parents of the December 16 gang rape victim that the bill which will allow juveniles between 16-18 years to be tried as adults in heinous crime cases will be passed today. The parents of the victim met Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi at his residence in New Delhi today.
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 in Rajya Sabha. The Minister said government had listed the bill 12 times during the monsoon session but because the House was not functioning it could not be taken up.
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 today.