New Delhi, Dec.21 (ANI): Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Monday described the Supreme Court’s dismissal of her plea to keep the juvenile offender involved in the December 16, 2012 gangrape case in continued detention as a black day for the country. She also squarely blamed members of the Rajya Sabha for delaying the passing of the pending Juvenile Justice Bill, which would have ensured what she and other women wanted.
“It is a black day for the country today. I think the Rajya Sabha is completely responsible for the release of the juvenile convict. Because of them, the Juvenile Justice Bill is still pending. The judge said today that he can express concern, but can’t do anything about it, since there is no such provision in the act,” Maliwal told media here.
“I think the entire government has failed the women of this country,” she added.
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed Maliwal’s plea against the release of the juvenile convict.
Maliwal on Sunday had written to the Juvenile Justice Board requesting not to release the juvenile convict, and had moved a Special Leave Petition(SLP) in the Supreme Court challenging the release of juvenile in the case.
The juvenile convict was on Saturday moved out of the correction home and sent to an undisclosed location.
According to reports, the convict is released and kept under the supervision of an NGO to an undisclosed location.(ANI)