The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday cleared the much-awaited Juvenile Justice Bill against the backdrop of the 2012 gang rape-cum-murder, with the government seeking support of all the parties to the legislation to ‘deter many other boys’ from committing such a crime. "This is a tribute to our daughter," said Nirbhaya's father, who was present in the RS to watch the proceedings. Nirbhaya's mother, however, said that although she is happy that the bill was passed, she is unhappy as her ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Protests intensified at the Hyderabad Central University on Wednesday over the alleged suicide of a Dalit research scholar even as more politicians headed to the campus, demanding resignation of Union minister Smriti Irani. Under attack, the university Vice Chancellor claimed there had been “no pressure” from Union ministers or the human resource development ministry to act against the youth but offered to facilitate talks to restore peace on the campus. Students shout ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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