Maliwal urges MPs to pass Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill soon

December 21, 2015 12:31 pm | Updated March 24, 2016 11:17 am IST - New Delhi

Disappointed with the Supreme Court verdict, Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal said "it's dark day in history of the country."

Cautioning the Parliamentarians to pass the Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill, she said that they should do it immediately "else the women will teach them a lesson."

Unhappy with the judiciary, Ms Maliwal requested vice-president Hamid Ansari to present the Bill in the upper House. "Appeal to Shri Hamid Ansari ji to present JJ Amendment in Rajya Sabha today. Rajya Sabha pl pass dis Bill. Don't further let down Nirbhaya (sic)" she tweeted.

Soon after the hearing on Monday morning, Ms. Maliwal told the media that Supreme Court heard their arguments 'only' for half an hour. "The court accepted that they share our concerns but can't do anything to detain the accused because of JJ Act."

Addressing the crowd gathered outside the Supreme Court complex, Ms. Maliwal told them "Women need to now put aside candles and take up mashals for change." She also complained of police officials, even after three years, having the same attitude towards protestors. "Nirbhaya's pain led to people's protest. Hundreds injured by lathicharge. Shameful that her pain failed to move Parliament even after 3 years," she tweeted.

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