Hailing the passage of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014, in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said the law comes as a "new regime of safety for potential victims".
One of the four convicts, facing death penalty in December 16 gang-rape and murder case, today moved the Delhi high court seeking CBI inquiry and prosecution of the controversial BBC documentary maker.
Government proposes to amend the Juvenile Justice Act to address the complex issue of crimes committed by juveniles and pave the way for making adoption easier, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said on Tuesday.
The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) on Thursday strongly opposed the blanket ban on the documentary on December 16, 2012 gang-rape incident by BBC and demanded action against the defence lawyers in the case, ML Sharma and A P Singh.
An upset government on Thursday served a legal notice on BBC over broadcast of controversial interview of Delhi gang-rape convict and said YouTube had removed the video even as it instructed telecom operators to ensure that it is not available to their subscribers.
Tihar authorities on Thursday issued a legal notice to BBC and the producers of the controversial documentary on the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang-rape saying that its makers violated the conditions of permission to shoot and they should stop its broadcast.
Terming the broadcast of the controversial interview of a Delhi gang-rape case convict as an "insult of womanhood", Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said that the "country is hurt by the documentary".
Delhi Police is in the process of approaching the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), an arm of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, to block the controversial BBC documentary on the Delhi gang rape from appearing anywhere on the Internet including video sharing websites like YouTube.
The decision by BBC to broadcast the controversial interview of one of the December 16, 2012, gang-rape convicts despite the restraining order against its screening has evoked mixed reactions among political parties.
The remarks by one of the Delhi gang-rape convict blaming the victim for the assault are "unspeakable", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson has said, stressing the need for men to get involved in halting violence against women.
The British Broadcasting Corporation on Thursday morning (IST) telecast the controversial documentary in UK featuring one of the December 16 gang-rape convicts despite Indian government's call to block the film worldwide.
Amid uproar in Parliament over a documentary which featured one of the December 16 gang-rape convicts, the Home Ministry on Wednesday went into damage control mode, saying orders were obtained from court to restrain the broadcast of the documentary and promising to investigate how permission was given to interview the rapist.
Nirbhaya's mother on Wednesday reiterated her demand for the death penalty for Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts of the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang-rape case, and said it was up to the government to decide whether to broadcast his controversial interview or not.