Gandhi wrote: "if the culprit is old enough to rape then he is old enough to be tried as an adult in a court of law."
Regarding the J.J. Act: if you are old enough to rape, then you are old enough to be tried as an adult in a court of law.— Varun Gandhi (@varungandhi80) July 14, 2014
Maneka had demanded that juveniles who were found guilty of rape must be tried as adults in a court of law. She said that she was working towards amending the law so that juveniles can be tried as adults.
Maneka also saw support from Delhi Commission for Women chief Barkha Singh who welcomed Maneka's statement and demanded that the law be amended as soon as possible.