Juvenile Justice Bill passage in Rajya Sabha today

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Parents of the December 16 gangrape victim met leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday, seeking the passage of the Juvenile Justice Bill, which will allow children between 16-18 years to be tried as adults in heinous crime cases.“We have been assured that the bill will be passed tomorrow and we believe that. Now, it is not the right time to talk about him (the juvenile convict of the gangrape case) as he is a free man and there is no law to hold him back. Our fight is not only for us but for all women and girls,” the victim’s father Badri Singh Pandey told reporters after meeting the Congress leader at the latter’s residence.The bill is expected to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha at 2pm on Tuesday, Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien tweeted.

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