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Is it time to change laws to ensure a juvenile doesn't get off lightly?

Jan 04, 2013 11:02 AM IST India India

The Delhi gangrape case has sparked off a new debate with many asking if the time has come to change the laws to ensure a juvenile, convicted in a heinous crime like rape, isn't able to get away with a lighter punishment. While most child activists are of the opinion that there is no need to lower the juvenile age limit, there is also an opinion that an exception could be made in heinous crimes.