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Watch: Why Derek O'Brien made a lot of sense on the Juvenile Justice Bill debate in Rajya Sabha

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 2:16 IST
  • The Rajya Sabha is debating the Juvenile Justice Bill that seeks to try children between 16 and 17 years, for committing heinous crimes under adult laws.
  • The TMC has lent its support to the Bill calling it a 'good one'.
  • TMC's Derek O'Brien proposed three amendments to the Bill, including increasing the reform period from three years to seven years.
  • He also advocated providing not just economic support but also psychological aid to the juveniles.
  • He added that no law should be passed keeping in mind individual cases. He pointed out that when Nirbhaya's parents are involved, the matter only gets more emotionally charged.
  • Elaborating on why it is dangerous to involve one's personal feelings instead of objectively framing a good law, he cited his own example and said that had his daughter been in Nirbhaya's place, he would have wanted to shoot the rapist.

  • This comment sparked a commotion in the House. Other leaders said that it was inappropriate for a Member of Parliament to endorse a crime as a response to a tragedy.

You can watch his speech here:

First published: 22 December 2015, 4:58 IST
 
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