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A demand for immediate passage of the amendments to the Juvenile Justice bill to allow children between 16-18 years to be tried as adults in heinous crime cases was made in the Rajya Sabha today.

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 This demanded come after the Supreme Court dismissed a plea against the release of the juvenile offender in the December 16 gang-rape case.TMC leader Derek O’Brien has said that he has given a notice under rule 267 seeking suspension of business and taking up the Juvenile Justice  Act, 2014.

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The government has not even listed the juvenile bill for discussion and passing today, Derek said during Zero Hour.