Juvenile bill passed by Rajya Sabha – Movie Mint

Juvenile bill passed by Rajya Sabha

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Juveniles 16 years of age and above can now be tried as adults if they commit heinous crimes like rape and murder as Parliament on Tuesday passed a law to reduce the juvenile age from the existing 18 years to 16 years for heinous crimes.The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, which provides for lowering the age from 18 years, was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by a voice vote with Congress support after the Left parties staged a walkout. The Congress and Trinamul Congress which had earlier been demanding that the bill be referred to a select committee, withdrew their demand and allowed the bill, already passed in the Lok Sabha, to clear the Upper House. The bill will now be sent to the President for final assent.

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