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Rajya Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Bill, Jyoti’s parents welcomes new law

Slogan-shouting Congress members moved to the aisles and later in Rajya Sabha, disrupting the proceedings.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 22, 2015 9:15:07 pm
Juvenile justice bill, Juvenile justice, Rajya Sabha Juvenile justice, DDCA scam, RS DDCA scam Opposition members protest in the well of the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Monday.(Source: PTI)

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the long-awaited Juvenile Justice Bill with an overwhelming majority from the members of the House. The juvenile Bill proposes to try the accused who are above 16 years of age as an adult in the court of law. The bill, which was first introduced by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi in August 2014, has already been passed in Lok Sabha. Maneka has thanked everyone for supporting the passage of the bill.

Left parties staged a walkout after the Speaker declined CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury’s request to send the Bill to a parliament select committee for further examination.

“Today you are demanding the juvenile age to be reduced from 18 to 16 what if tomorrow a 15-year old commits a horrendous crime,” Yechury said.

The December 16 Delhi gangrape victim, Jyoti Singh’s mother, who was present during the House debate, said she was satisfied that the bill has been passed, but is unhappy that her daughter didn’t get justice. Jyoti’s father said that the bill is a tribute to his daughter.

Highlights of the day: 

7:00 pm Rajya sabha passes Juvenile Justice Bill

6:53 pm CPI-M walks out of Rajya Sabha.

6:50 pm Voting on Juvenile Justice Bill

6:46 pm Today you are demanding the juvenile age to be reduced from 18 to 16 what if tomorrow a 15-year old commits a horrendous crime: Yechury

6:45 pm Sitaram Yechury voices concern against reducing age from 18 to 16, demands bill to be sent to select committee.

6:43 pm I request the house to pass the bill: Maneka Gandhi

6:35 pm Is poverty only reason why some children turn criminal? How then does Sweden, with no poor people, have high no. of rape cases?: Maneka Gandhi

6:29 pm Is a child a child because he is 16 or because he has been nurtured like that?: Maneka Gandhi

6:15 pm Women & Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi replies on Juvenile Justice Bill debate

5:56 pm Those who want to satisfy their sexual urge should get married. No place for rapists: Athawale

5:54 pm RPI MP from Maharashtra Ramdas Athawale slams rapists, recites poem with cuss word in Rajya Sabha. Speaker says cuss word won’t be recorded.

5:50 pm The need of the hour is a thought revolution, where the mindset of the masses need to be reached out to: Anand Sharma

5:47 pm We need to realise our responsibilities too. There is a need for social awareness and intervention: Anand Sharma

5:46 pm If we isolate ourselves from emotions for a moment, House needs to think if only changing law will work in the nation: Anand Sharma

5:44 pm Congres MP and former minister Anand Sharma speaks in Rajya Sabha

5:43 pm Would be really good if Government sends this (Juvenile Justice bill) to a select committee: Kanimozhi

5:43 pm And we can have more discussions, more considerations and then pass this bill: Kanimozhi

5:43 pm There is really no hurry in doing it. We have to give it enough consideration before passing: DMK’s Kanimozhi

5:33 pm

4:55 pm

4:28 pm 

3:49 pm The provision for the circumstances leading to crime should be excluded in case of rape: BSP MP Satish Chandra Misra

3:33 pm All parties should work to empower Juvenile Justice Board: Derek O’Brien

3:33 pm We should not wait endlessly to pass an ideal bill: Derek O’Brien

3:24 pm God forbid if it was my daughter, then would I have hired the best lawyers or taken out the gun and shot the culprits?: Derek O’ Brien

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3:15 pm Law not to be made for an individual. It’s a complex Bill: Derek O’Brien

3:13 pm TMC leader Derek O’Brien speaks in Rajya Sabha.

2:31 pm: Nirbhaya’s mother is not fighting for justice only for her daughter, but to ensure that such crime doesn’t happen again – Azad.

2:29 pm: The juveniles should be given classes, training so when they come out they can work: Ghulam Azad

2:27 pm: One thing is very important. for these culprits there should be a different setup for them. They shouldn’t be kept in the same cell with hardened criminals for the fear that they could turn out even worse than they were: Ghulam Azad.

2:22 pm: Today, people are divided over the age of juvenile offender: Ghulam Azad.

2:20 pm: If members want to discuss the juvenile justice bill till late, be it 10 pm or 11 pm then we have no objection – MA Naqvi in Rajya Sabha.

2:14 pm: It’s a shame that today we say with a lot of pride that our country has developed, but when these incidents happen in our country we have to hide our faces when we travel abroad: Ghulam Nabi Azad.

2:13 pm: The juvenile justice bill can’t have a retrospective effect: Venkaiah Naidu.

2:05 pm: I can’t make a separate home of rapists, murderers, arsonits: Maneka Gandhi.

2:00 pm: I don’t know if it will be passed,but according to me it shouldn’t be passed-Ram Jethmalani on Juvenile Justice Bill.

12:30 pm: We are keen on passing the juvenile justice bill, govt did not present it yesterday: Rajiv Shukla, Congress

12:20 pm: Kirti Azad & BS Bedi are torchbearers of the corruption of DDCA, no investigation can be complete without their involvement: HS Phoolka

12:10 pm:

12:00 pm:

11:59 am: Arun ji is a great example of transparency & honesty, Cong is wound up over National Herald so they are trying to divert attention: RS Prasad.

11:35 pm: “Take up Juvenile Bill now…It is a very important bill. The whole country is anxious,” he said, but Congress members kept raising slogans in the Well.

11:30 pm: Amid sloganeering, Minister of State of Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi suggested that as the Congress does not want the Zero Hour and Question Hour to function, the House could immediately start discussion on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015.

11:20 pm: “Jaitley istifa do (Jaitley should resign),” they shouted forcing Kurien to adjourn the House first till 1130 hours.

11:00 am: Lawmakers in Rajya Sabha will debate the amendments to the Juvenile Bill Tuesday that allows 16 to 18-year-olds accused of heinous crime to be treated as adults.

We understand the sentiments of the parents… (of the victim) and others. But law is law. We think law should be according to the need of the time and what the people want… that is good,” said Rijiju.

READ: Must make Juvenile Justice law as per the need of time, people: Kiren Rijiju

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