Nation At 9: Why is there still no discretion available to courts in India's Juvenile justice laws?

| Monday, December 14, 2015 - 23:31
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An incident that shook the conscience of India. It was a blot on humanity, it was a test of the Justice system. It was reflective of the barbarity that humans are capable of. 
And now three years later, we are again at crossroads, the courts have to decide whether Nirbhaya's most brutal rapist stays behind bar or walks away free. The government wants to keep him in jail. Nirbhaya's parents are appalled and horrified this man is set for release. 
Union minister Maneka Gandhi has called for passing the Juvenile Justice Bill pending in Rajya Sabha. The clock is fast ticking and India is watching with bated breath.

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