Child rights activists and judicial pronouncements have opposed the rationale behind the suggestion. It first grabbed headlines after the December 16, 2012, gang-rape of a paramedic student in Delhi that sparked off a country-wide outrage and even resonated globally.
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) There is a need to reconsider the decision to allow treatment of juvenile offenders as adults and instead look for solutions within the existing juvenile justice system, experts said here Wednesday.
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Pressing for a debate on the issue of juveniles who commit rape, National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma Wednesday called for amending the Juvenile Justice Act. "There is a need for an amendment in the Juvenile Justice Act now... This is because times have changed over the past 20 years," she added. Qu […]
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) The Juvenile Justice Board Tuesday awarded correctional sentence to two juveniles for the 2013 Shakti Mills gang rapes of a photojournalist and a call centre employee. The duo has been awarded three years' correctional sentence to be spent at Boston School, Nashik where they will learn good behaviour, according to Special Public P […]
Mumbai, July 15 (ANI): The Mumbai Juvenile Justice Board on Tuesday convicted two juveniles for the gang rape of a photojournalist on August 22 last year, reports. The incident took place inside the Shakti Mills compound in Mumbai's Lower Parel area where the 23-year-old woman had gone for an assignment.
New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Jay Panda on Tuesday called for a review of the Juvenile Justice Act (JJA), following a jump in crimes such as rape and murder committed by under-age offenders. "In recent times, we have been seeing some juveniles who are just under 18, have been involved in heinous crimes like rape and murder. This […]
Shimla, July 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir Saturday called upon judicial officers to render speedy justice in cases relating to juveniles and cyber crimes. Speaking at a conference on cyber laws and juvenile justice, organised by the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy here, he emphasised on the need for continuous educa […]
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Juvenile Justice Board Wednesday gave sentence of three years' stay in a special home to a minor, involved in the 2011 Delhi High Court blast, NIA sources said. The board, presided over by Principal Magistrate Vishal Singh sentenced the minor to three years' stay in a special home after holding him guilty in the Sep 7, […]
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