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Trying juveniles as adults in rape cases doesn't go with nation's principles: Majid Memon

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 11:45 hrs

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon on Monday said that Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi's statement that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults does not go with the nation's principles.

"Maneka Gandhi's statement that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults doesn't go with nation's principals. Many times young boys have been found to have committed this crime, but somewhere, changing this act completely is not possible, although, we do respect her thinking," said Memon.

Earlier today, Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults.

She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16-year-olds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. (ANI)



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