The parents of Jyoti Singh, who was gangraped and murdered in Delhi on December 16, 2012, met with Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday, ANI reported. At the meeting, Asha Devi and Badri Singh Pandey were promised that the Juvenile Justice Bill, which is scheduled to be discussed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, will be passed.

Asha Devi said after the meeting that the juvenile convict in the case would not have been released had the bill been passed six months ago. “Be it delayed, but we want this bill to be passed in the Parliament,” she added.

Naqvi reiterated the Centre's remarks that the bill had been listed five times so far in the Winter session, but the Parliament was not allowed to function due to repeated protests. “We have held discussions with all. All parties are of the view that the Juvenile Justice Bill should be passed,” he said.

The victim's parents have been protesting against the release of the juvenile. On Monday, the Supreme Court dismissed the Delhi Commission for Women’s petition challenging the release.