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Country is expecting Parliament to pass Juvenile Justice Bill: Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala-Sitharaman

New Delhi : Union Minister of State, Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the entire country is expecting from the Parliament to pass the Juvenile Justice Bill which would allow children between 16-18 years to be tried as adults in heinous crime cases.

” I hope that the Parliament will pass the Juvenile Justice Bill. I do not want to engage in tirade of who stopped the Bill and who did not engage in passing the Bill. The citizens of this country are asking that Parliament should be responsible and committed in passing the Bill,” Sitharaman told ANI here.

Meanwhile, Nirbhaya’s parents reached Parliament today as discussion on Juvenile Justice Bill began in Rajya Sabha.

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal’s plea against the release of the juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya gangrape case.

Maliwal squarely blamed members of the Rajya Sabha for delaying the passing of the pending Juvenile Justice Bill, which would have ensured what she and other women wanted.(ANI)