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DNA: Juvenile Justice Bill finally passed in Rajya Sabha after a heated debate

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Juvenile Justice Bill, which will ensure that from now on 16-year-olds involved in heinous crimes will be prosecuted as adults.The bill was taken up against the backdrop of uproar over the release of a juvenile convict in the heinous gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl on December 16, 2012."I am satisfied, but sad that my daughter couldn't get justice," Nirbhaya's mother said after passage of the Bill. Zee News is the highly popular Hindi News channel of India’s largest television network ZMCL.

Dec 23, 2015, 00:02 AM IST