Juvenile Justice Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, which provides for lowering the age for trial from 18 years, has been passed by Rajya Sabha with a voice vote after a walkout by Left parties which wanted it to be sent to a Select Committee.
Juveniles aged 16 years and above will now be tried under laws for adults for heinous crimes as Parliament has passed a much-expected bill in this regard against the backdrop of a juvenile convict being released in the gangrape-cum-murder case of December 2012.

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