Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm, Nirbhaya’s parents to meet Sushma Swaraj

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The Rajya Sabha, where the new Juvenile Justice bill is to come up for discussion, has been adjourned till 2pm, over the contentious allegations of corruption into the Delhi and District Cricket Association.

“The time for discussion is over. The bill should be passed now. I was assured that the bill will be passed on 22 December. If the bill was passed six months ago, the juvenile would have been in detention. But better late than never,” said Jyoti’s mother.

While the parents of Jyoti Singh are leaving no stone unturned in their quest for justice, they have met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for smooth passage of the bill. They will also meet external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in Parliament.

Earlier, they met Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. The minister, they said, had assured that the bill would be passed in the Rajya Sabha when it comes up for discussion at 2pm.

Jyoti’s father had also met leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, on 21 December.

On 21 December, outside the House, Kirti Azad alleged the Bill was being introduced to divert attention from the DDCA controversy.

It may be noted a fast-track court in Rohtak had sentenced seven men to death for raping and murdering a 28-year-old Nepali woman in February. The case drew comparisons with the Nirbhaya case because of its brutality and the involvement of a minor.