Reports linking Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's remarks to Uttar Pradesh bypolls were "highly exaggerated and misinterpreted", her office said on Thursday, apparently seeking to clarify on the comments about her son Varun Gandhi.
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said her Ministry has not received any official complaint relating to 'love jihad', but as an MP she has been apprised of a few such cases.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Menaka Gandhi`s suggestion to lower the juvenile age from 18 years to 16 so that those accused of heinous crimes such as rape can be punished instead of being sent to reform homes is an outdated proposition.
Women and Child Devt Minister Krishna Tirath said the juvenile involved in the gangrape and murder of the 23-year old girl here should be treated as an exception and not let off lightly considering the seriousness of the crime.
Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath asked the states to implement the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 and designate special courts in each district for taking up cases.