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Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi welcomes the passage of the bill.
I welcome the move by Parliament to pass #JuvenileJustice Bill & congratulate parliamentarians across parties in prioritizing children today
— Kailash Satyarthi (@k_satyarthi) December 22, 2015
Whether it’s a crime by a child or on a child, with #JuvenileJustice Bill, focus will now hopefully become reform, restitution & deterrence.
— Kailash Satyarthi (@k_satyarthi) December 22, 2015
Satisfied that the bill has been passed: Nirbhaya’s mother
The juvenile justice bill passed in Rajya Sabha through a voice vote. The bill will now be sent to President Pranab Mukherjee who will sign it into the law.
Left walks out of Rajya Sabha as the House votes on the juvenile justice bill.
Rajya Sabha votes on the juvenile justice bill.
Send the bill to juvenile justice bill to select committee: CPM’s Sitaram Yechury
If poverty was the reason behind rapes, how can Sweden which does not have a single poor person has the highest number of rapes? Can we explain it? That’s nature versus nurture: Meneka Gandhi
There is going to be a thorough inspection of juvenile homes: Meneka Gandhi
Meneka Gandhi, Minister of Women and Child Development, makes her statement in Rajya Sabha.
When there is no sex education and pornography is freely available to children on the internet, how are we going to address this issue? Asks Renuka Chaudhary, Congress
I have heard everyone talking about rape… Boys get raped as well, but this issue is not even discussed: Renuka Chaudhary, Congress
Let’s pass the bill because the country does not wish to wait any longer: Anand Sharma, Congress
In the bill, definition of heinous crimes needs more clarity: Anand Sharma, Congress
I’m glad today we have decided to pass this bill: Naresh Gujral, SAD
I urge the House that there are many lacunas in the bill which should be addressed: Anand Sharma, Congress
There should be more clarity in the bill with regard to ‘henous crimes’. What constitues ‘heinous’ crimes? Asks Anand Sharma, Congress
The House must ask if tough laws can deter crimes in India… There is a need for a social awakening: Anand Sharma, Congress
After the horryfing Nirbhaya case, a need was felt to lower the age of juvenile convicts to be treated as adults: Anand Sharma, Congress
Dawood Ibrahim when he first committed a crime in Mumbai was a juvenile and now he is India’s most wanted: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena
The House must respect the sentiments of Nirbhaya’s mother and pass this bill: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena
I want the minister to tell me in this bill there is a provision stating that if a juvenile commits a crime, special juvenile police will take over the case instead of state police. Sir, please tell me which state has the juvenile police?: K Keshava Rao, TRS
There is no hurry to pass the bill. Let the government send it to a select committee and consider suggestions made by parliamentarians: DMK MP Kanimozhi
DMK MP Kanimozhi starts speaking over juvenile justice bill.
Deputy Speaker in Rajya Sabha furious after Anil Madhav Dave argues with him.
The fact that a boy capable of committing rape is considered a juvenile speaks volumes about our pathetic judicial system: Anil Madhav Dave, BJP
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children,” Gowda ends his speech quoting Nelson Mandela.
We must create a system which focuses on the reformation of the children: Rajeev Gowda, Congress
There is a lot of work that needs to be done. Institutions need to be built. It must not stop at the passing of this bill as the future of our children is at stake: Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Independent MP
BJP MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi objects to Satish Candra Mishra’s remark asking Union Minister V K Singh to be sent to a reform home. The Speaker assures to look into the records and take appropriate action.
Need to impart moral values among children in schools: Satish Candra Mishra, BSP
I urge the House to reconsider the provision in the proposed bill that ensures that if a child commits a heinous crime, he will forever be deprived of livelihood as he will not be employed by either the government or the private sector: A Navneethakrishnan, AIADMK MP
Which is a bigger crime? If I sell the child or I offer drugs to a child? Both, I guess. But if we look at the current bill we have different penalties for them. Five years imprisonment if I sell a child and seven years for offering drugs to him. This needs to change: Derek o’brien
If our children are becoming criminals, you and I are responsible… Consider changing reform period from 3 to 7 years: Derek o’brien
Juvenile justice should be on the foundation of rehabilitation and reform: Derek o’brien
Unfortunately, due to the apathy of our so-called national parties, it is left to the regional parties to raise the issues of national importance: Derek o’brien
I wonder whether or not the two major parties have lost grip on the public opinion… I stand here to support the bill: TMC MP Derek o’brien
If a 13 or 14-year-old boy commits rape, will we further lower the age? Asks Rajya Sabha MP Anu Aga
I am against lowering the age of juvenile convicts to be treated as adults to 16 in rape cases: Rajya Sabha MP Anu Aga
India can’t progress if its women and children are not looked after by the government and the society: Samajwadi Party’s Ravi Prakash Verma
If these children are continued to be ignored, it will have disastrous consequences. The children need guidance and help from the government. I wish to reiterate piecemeal remedies will not solve this issue: Samajwadi Party’s Ravi Prakash Verma
I want to ask how the children who should have been in schools are being allowed to be used by criminals for their nefarious activities. Even in Delhi, there is nobody to take care of thousands of children: Samajwadi Party’s Ravi Prakash Verma
Piecemeal measures like making laws will not suffice when it comes to crimes against women: Samajwadi Party’s Ravi Prakash Verma
It is a pity that the national media highlights only a few issues while ignoring other important problems: Samajwadi Party’s Ravi Prakash Verma
Samajwadi Party MP Ravi Prakash Verma speaks on the juvenile justice bill.
Good lights, better patrolling in areas prone to crimes against women will work as a deterrence: Ghulam Nabi Azad
The juvenile convicts must be kept at special observation homes, away from hardened criminals so that they do not get radicalised: Ghulam Nabi Azad
I congratulate Nirbhaya’s mother for saying that she’s fighting this battle for all daughters of India, not just for her daughter: Ghulam Nabi Azad
The debate would not have taken place on this issue if the juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya case was not released: Ghulam Nabi Azad
I was the Union Health Minister when the shocking incident took place and I was fortunate enough to meet the victim and her family. I do not have the gumption to describe her condition: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Nirbhaya’s case was heart-rending and shocking. The incident shook the collective conscience of the nation: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks on the juvenile justice bill. Nirbhaya’s family had met him on Monday in this regard.
BJP MP agrees with Derek o’brien, says ready for the debate and pass the bill on Tuesday.
TMC MP Derek o’brien urges the Speaker to debate the bill at length and then pass it on Tuesday itself.
Earlier, Nirbhaya’s parents met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who assured the former that the bill would be passed in the House on Tuesday.
Let’s pass the juvenile justice bill, especially when Nirbhaya’s parents are present in the House: Meneka Gandhi
BJP MP Meneka Gandhi speaks in Rajya Sabha on the need to pass the juvenile justice bill.
Pass juvenile justice bill: Nirbhaya’s parents
New Delhi: The parents of the December 16 gang-rape victim on Tuesday met central minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to demand early passage of the juvenile justice bill in parliament.
“We have been assured that the bill will be passed in the Rajya Sabha today (Tuesday),” Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi told the media after the meeting at Naqvi’s residence here.
“He (juvenile convict) would not have been released if this bill had been passed six months ago. Though it has been delayed, we want this bill to be passed in parliament at the earliest,” she added.
Naqvi said: “We have held discussions with all concerned. All parties are of the view that the bill should be passed.”
Nirbhaya, a 23-year-old paramedical student, was gang-raped and brutalised in a moving bus in Delhi in 2012.
The juvenile convicted for the 2012 gang rape was released from a correctional home in the national capital on December 20.
The juvenile justice bill was listed for discussion and passing in the Rajya Sabha on Monday after demands from members, amid protests over the release of the December 16 gang-rape juvenile convict.
The parents of ‘Nirbhaya’ on Monday led a massive demonstration in the national capital to demand an amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act of 2000 so as to treat a juvenile committing a heinous crime as an adult offender.
By Nimerta C Sharan
Your monthly round up of the latest lifestyle launches, from luxury indulgences to artisanal creations, here's what you can look forward to :
Exciting news for all handbag lovers, luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton recently launched their limited edition handbags 'Artycapucines - Chapter 3'. Six internationally -- acclaimed artists have transformed the black canvas of the timeless Capucines bag into beautiful art pieces. Each bag will be available in a limited edition of 200 and will be released worldwide at the end of October 2021.
Exciting news for all handbag lovers, luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton recently launched their limited edition handbags. | Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash
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Looking for a quick festive fashion fix for you and your loved ones? E-commerce giant AJIO has announced it's hottest fashion sale starting September 30, 2021. The shopping platform has roped in stylista Sonam Kapoor as the face of the sale that will offer more than 2500 brands at discounted prices.
E-commerce giant AJIO has announced it's hottest fashion sale starting September 30, 2021. | Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash
The country's leading design house, Good Earth, in collaboration with textile designer Madeline Weinrib will present its collection of 'butah' motif dinnerware and home textiles at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York. The 'Heirloom Project' that honours diverse Islamic design techniques will display curated products from across the globe.
The 'Heirloom Project' that honours diverse Islamic design techniques will display curated products from across the globe. | Photo by Jean Vella on Unsplash
Sweet dreams are made of this! Iconic French patisserie Laduree has opened its first Indian outpost at Delhi's upscale Khan Market. Spread over three floors, the bakery currently has twelve macaron flavours, their signature pastries and tea cakes and other brunch and high-tea items on the menu. Bon appetit.
Iconic French patisserie Laduree has opened its first Indian outpost at Delhi's upscale Khan Market. | Pixabay
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Raw Mango's latest festive edit 'Moomal' goes live on their website on September 26, 2021. Inspired by the richness and diversity of Rajasthan, the collection consists of organza and silk saris and shararas, gota lehengas and kurtas and embroidered odhnis. The colours and silhouettes are just right for the upcoming festive season. (IANS/ MBI)
Raw Mango's latest festive edit 'Moomal' goes live on their website on September 26, 2021. | Photo by Souravi Sinha on Unsplash
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Actress Kangana Ranaut has talked about how her weight adjustments for her latest 'Thalaivii' that "messed up many things" in her body and left her with "permanent stretch marks". For her role in the film, based on the life of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and former actress J. Jayalalithaa, Kangana had to gain 20kg and undergo major physical transformation several times.
She took to Instagram to share her experience, detailing that doing all that over the six months period left her with "permanent stretch marks". "Gaining 20 kgs in 6 months and loosing it all within 6 months that too in my thirties messed up many things in my bodya I also have permanent stretch marks as well but art comes to life with a price and more often than not price is the artist him/herself," she wrote.
"Thalaivii" showcases the varied aspects of Jayalalithaa's life, tracing her journey as an actress at a young age to becoming the face of Tamil cinema, as well as the rise of the revolutionary leader who changed the course of the state's politics. Talking about her upcoming works, Kangana currently has 'Dhaakad'.
She is also shooting for her next 'Tejas', where she plays a fighter pilot. The Indian Air Force was the first of the country's defence forces to induct women into combat roles in 2016. The film takes inspiration from the landmark event. 'Tejas' is directed by debutant Sarvesh Mewara. The film will be RSVP's second film which pays a tribute to the Indian military after the immensely successful film "Uri: The Surgical Strike" which was released in January 2019. (IANS/ MBI)
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The status website says the encrypted messaging app is "experiencing technical difficulties" and many people are also getting an in-app error message that says the same thing. Signal allows for secure and encrypted video, voice and text communication, but users are unable to send any messages.
According to Downdetector.com, users started reporting outages around 11:05 PM Eastern Standard Time and it appears to be affecting people around the world. Comments shared on Downdetector.com indicates that Signal was down for users from India, US, Germany, New Zealand, Netherlands, Australia, Brazil and many other countries.
"Down in Midwest USA. Signal was started by people connected to which secret 3-letter organization? (Look it up) Yep, that's right! An app disguised a privacy app to trick you into sharing more private information than you would with another messaging app," a user said. "I think Signal is having a rough day. Good luck, Team Signal. I'm sure you'll have it sorted out in a snap," said another. The encrypted messaging service has climbed to the top spot in the free apps category of the App Store in multiple countries, including India. (IANS/ MBI)
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