Juvenile Justice Bill: Need for social awareness, just changing law won't work, says Congress
Following the discussion on the Juvenile Justice Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress on Tuesday asserted that there is a need for social change.
New Delhi: Following the discussion on the Juvenile Justice Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress on Tuesday asserted that there is a need for social change and just changing the law won't work.
"We need to realize our responsibilities too. There is a need for social awareness and intervention. The need of the hour is a thought revolution, where the mindset of the masses need to be reached out to," Congress leader Anand Sharma said.
"If we isolate ourselves from emotions for a moment, House needs to think if only changing law will work in the nation," he added.
Meanwhile, Nirbhaya's parents reached Parliament today as discussion on Juvenile Justice Bill began in the 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 gang-rape case.
Maliwal squarely blamed members of the Rajya Sabha for delaying the passing of the pendingJuvenile Justice Bill, which would have ensured what she and other women wanted.