The Union Cabinet will on Wednesday discuss a proposal which calls for giving more powers to the Juvenile Justice Board to decide on whether a juvenile above 16 years involved in heinous crimes such as rape is to be sent to a correctional centres or tried in a regular court.
The family of the December 16 Delhi gang-rape victim is heavily disappointed with the Monday order of the Supreme Court staying the execution of two of the key convicts in the case and demanded a death penalty for them.
India-born Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja, known for her 2012 documentary "The World Before Her", was asked to try the Indian market two years ago, but didn`t show much excitement then. After the Dec 16 Delhi gang-rape, she was however convinced it is time to show the film to Indian audiences.
The ultimate satisfaction will be when the convicts meet their ultimate fate, parents of the December 16 gang-rape victim Thursday said, reacting to the Delhi High Court verdict upholding death penalty to the four men.
The Supreme Court n Wednesday reserved its verdict on the pleas seeking fresh interpretation of the term `juvenile` in the statute and leaving it to the criminal court, instead of Juvenile Justice Board, to determine the juvenility of an offender in heinous crimes.
The insensitivity towards women`s rights appears to be not just limited to uncouth men. Maharashtra State Women Commission member and NCP member Asha Mirje exhibited similar disposition when she blamed women for not being “careful”.
The parents of the 23-year-old girl, who was brutally gang-raped in a moving bus in Delhi in 2012 on Sunday made an impassioned appeal to rape victims asking them not to remain silent and should not hesitate to fight.
Observing that rape is a "heinous and serious offence" that cannot be left to the parties to compromise and settle, the Delhi High Court has said that the FIRs in such cases should not be quashed by the courts.