As the protests against the release of the Juvenile in the Delhi Rape Case continue, the Rajya Sabha will debate on the Juvenile Justice Bill on Tuesday. It is also said that the parents of Jyoti Singh - the 23-year-old medical student who died after the horrific gang-rape in Delhi in 2012 - will be present in during the discussion.
Under pressure after massive public protests following the release of the youngest convict in the Delhi gang-rape case, political parties have agreed to discuss the Bill, which seeks to amend the law to allow trying those over 16 years of age and accused of heinous crimes, as adults. Jyoti's parents, who had been leading the protests, met Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday. Azad promised them that his party will support the bill, which will be placed in the House at 2 pm.
Derek O' Brien of the Trinamool Congress has demanded that public sentiment be heeded and the bill be put up for discussion. Both parties have earlier favoured sending the bill to a parliamentary committee for further scrutiny.
"Netas only remember women when they want votes," said Jyoti's mother Asha Devi. The proposed law, she said, could not change the outcome of her own case, but she felt it was the least she could do for other women.