New Delhi, Dec 21: After Supreme Court dismissed a plea of DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal against the release of the juvenile offender in the December 16 gang rape case, all parties agreed to discuss the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015 in Rajya Sabha. However, the Upper House of the Parliament once again witnessed massive protest from the Opposition over DDCA scam but all party gave consent to pass the amendments before the Winter Session ends.Also Read - Parliament Winter Session LIVE: LS Speaker Calls for Meeting of Floor Leaders Over Disruptions, House Adjourned till 3 PM

“We want government to list Juvenile Justice bill, discuss, move amendments and pass before Wednesday,” said TMC leader Derek O’Brien. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill was passed by Lok Sabha in May 2015 and is pending before Rajya Sabha. (ALSO READ: Supreme Court dismisses DCW plea against Nirbhaya Juvenile convict release) Also Read - 12 Rajya Sabha MPs Suspended For Rest of Winter Session For Ruckus in Previous Session

The proposed Bill allows a magistrate to decide if a minor between ages 16 and 18, accused of heinous crimes like rape and murder, can be tried as an adult in a regular court by measuring his mental maturity. As per existing Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, a juvenile (who is below the age of 18 years) in conflict with law, regardless of the type of offence committed, may spend a maximum of three years. The child cannot be given any penalty higher than three years, nor be tried as an adult and be sent to an adult jail. Also Read - Amidst Sloganeering And Protests By Opposition, Lok Sabha Adjourned For The Day