The government has assured parents of the December 16 gang-rape victim that juvenile justice bill, which will allow juveniles between 16-18 years to be tried as adults in heinous crime, will be passed on Tuesday.
The parents of the victim met minister of state for parliamentary affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi at his residence in New Delhi on Tuesday. The two will be present in the upper house when it debates the amendment from 2 pm today.
According to news reports Nirbhaya's parents will be in the Rajya Sabha during the discussion.
"Discussions will start today. The House is a place for discussions. If anyone has any suggestion they can place during the debate but we feel there should not be any more delay as it has already been too late," he said.
"Even in winter session we have listed it for five times including today. We hope that it will be passed today so that a strong and effective law is in place to deal with heinous criminals, whatever age they may be of," he said.
The amendments to Juvenile Justice Act will allow children between 16-18 years to be tried as adults in heinous crime cases. The bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and is pending before Rajya Sabha where it is listed for Tuesday.