Juvenile bill: For kids, suit-boot sarkar is brute-jhoot sarkar, says Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, May 7: Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor on Thursday criticised the NDA government over the juvenile justice bill, saying the brute majority of the government crushed efforts to inject humanity into the bill. In a Facebook post, Tharoor said: "To kids, suit-boot sarkar=brute-jhoot sarkar."

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According to Tharoor, the problem of the proposed changes in law is that it treats children as adults. He said the previous UPA government, after a consultations, believed that arguments for treating children as adults were based on fear, moral outrage, misinformation and ignorance and did not take the route. [Read Tharoor's full speech on the subject in the parliament]

Tharoor also said that laws applicable to juveniles should not be determined by one case, no matter how bad it is. He felt that the government should decide whether good law and good justice can ever be created from impulsive reaction to emotional headlines.

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