Now, 16-18-year-olds won’t get off lightly for serious crimes
NEW DELHI: With sentiments running high over the recent release of the juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya case, the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Juvenile Justice Bill, which will amend the law to try those aged between 16 and 18 years as adults if they are accused of heinous crimes like rape and murder.
Credit must also to be given to Parents of Nirbhaya and Menaka Gandhi…
With strong sentiments around the corner, the bill was finally passed as Law and making the heinous crimes by juveniles will be tried as applicable to Adults. The culprits under Nirbhaya I was escaped but the new crimes will be tried under new law.
Abjinder Pal singh
Good development but I think age should not be fixed as even if the offender is below 16 years and has committed a henious crime should not be cosidered juvenile
This is good….but a long term plan to educate will only solve the issue..! Reactions without long term plan are counter productive ..What happens when a 14 / 15 year old boy does this..now..??.
this sud be doe three years back …than many innocent lives wud have saved …and many criminals will still stay in jail
opposition bowing to public pressure . public should do same on other legislation blocked by opposition . lets get india developing NOW
This was badly needed.. age should never be a sole criteria for justice
Twelve year old do all that adults do, reduce age for heinous crimes to 14 years
If 16-18 can’t get off lightly, they will start early, from 14. So make it age independent.
Souvik Ghosh Dastidar
it should be 14. become plenty of boys get nasty minded from that age
An effective police force and a fair court systems are also equally essential.
Bringing down the age limit is not going to make a huge difference!!