Jyoti Singh's parents were present in the Rajya Sabha as the Bill was passed through a voice vote.
Rajya Sabha has passed the Juvenile Justice Bill which will try 16 and above as adults in heinous crimes like rape and murder. The members with differing opinions on the bill engaged in a lengthy debate before the bill was put to a voice vote after the Left staged a walk out. Here are the top reactions.
I am satisfied that bill has been passed in the Rajya Sabha, but still unhappy that Nirbhaya didn't get justice.
Asha Devi, Jyoti Singh's Mother
Happy that the bill is passed and other such girls will get justice.
Badri Singh, Jyoti's Father
Message of Rajya Sabha passing Juvenile Justice Bill under the watch of Nirbhaya's parents. Public pressure is that persistent pressure can work.
Kiran Bedi, BJP leader
I am happy that every party has supported it and I thank all of them.
Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister
I welcome move to pass Juvenile Justice Bill & congratulate parliamentarians across parties in prioritizing children today.