NEW DELHI: As the news of Jyoti Singh’s juvenile rapist walking scot free hit the country, protest were held across the national capital. The parents of the December 16 gang rape victim’s mother Asha Devi and Badri Singh protested at Jantar Mantar and held a candle light vigil on Monday to protest the juvenile’s release.
This comes after the apex court denied the late night provisions moved by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today, the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) along with parents gathered at the protest site demanding the Juvenile Justice Bill be passed in Rajya Sabha.
The parents demanded that the amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act has been cleared by the Lok Sabha and is awaiting clearance from the Rajya Sabha that should be fast tracked.
“”Modi ji is talking about Beti bachao, but the law is not saving our daughters. On the contrary it is promoting more and more crimes committed by under age kids, if thre is law at least people will have a fear in them before committing such crime. Our daughter is no more there but the least we can do is fight for the other girls” Badri Singh father of Jyoti told to Express.
Scores of students along with parents gathered and demanded that there be change in the juvenile justice act.
“We will take our battle for justice across India to awaken governments and law makers, it starts from here, will fight to ensure death penalty for rest of the four rapists who are currently lodged in Tihar jail. We will not take support of any political party, but we want people of this country to help us” said Asha Devi sitting on the site.
After the protest parents met the Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to ask for the party’s support n passing the amendments in the Juvenile Justice act. Azad has reportedly assured his party’s support in passing the bill.