JUVENILE AGE

  • Age of juveniles should not be brought down: Ranjana Kumari December 2, 2013

    Social activist Ranjana Kumari said the juvenile age limit should not be brought down as it will have implications on many other acts too. Her remarks came in the backdrop of the PIL asking the Supreme Court to try the juvenile offender in the December 16 gangrape case as an...
  • Delhi gangrape: Swamy moves SC, no order on minor accused till Aug 14 July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The Juvenile Justice Board hearing the case of a minor, who is accused in the December 16 gangrape of a paramedical student, has been asked to wait till the Supreme Court takes a decision on Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy's petition to try him as an adult. Swamy...
  • News 360: Bihar govt alleges conspiracy in mid day meal tragedy July 17, 2013

    As the Bihar government alleges conspiracy in Chhapra mid day meal tragedy, the Centre has sought a report from the state government on the incident which left 22 children dead. ...
  • SC rejects PIL to reduce age to try juvenile suspects July 17, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking lowering of the age of juveniles from 18 to 16, saying the existing law was based on sound principles and the December 16 incident was "an aberration rather than the rule". ...
  • Dikshit backs demand for lowering juvenile age limit February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid a demand for lowering the juvenile age limit in the wake of the Delhi gangrape case, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday gave her support, saying the nature of the crime should not be overlooked while deciding on the age issue. "If you match the nature of...
  • Delhi gangrape: Should nature of crime and not age determine punishment? January 29, 2013

    The Juvenile Justice Board has ruled that the sixth accused in the Delhi gangrape case, allegedly the one who most brutally assaulted the braveheart, is a minor. ...
  • Govt may review Juvenile Justice Act: Sources January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: In what may provide a whole new twist to the juvenile debate, sources say that the government is likely to seek legal opinion on lowering the juvenile age. The government may change the Juvenile Justice Act, making exception for rarest of rare cases. Sources say the Cabinet will discuss...
  • Gangrape: Magistrate seeks more proof of minor accused's age January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Juvenile Justice Board on Monday set January 15 as the next date for hearing in the age row of the minor accused in the Delhi gangrape case. Sources said that the court was not satisfied with the documents that had been presented by the school principal of...
  • It would be regressive to change juvenile age to 16: Shireen Vakil Miller January 7, 2013

    The demand to reduce the juvenile age from 18 to 16 has gained momentum after the recent gangrape and murder of the Delhi braveheart. Should it be done? Save the Children's director of advocacy and policy Shireen Vakil Miller's shared her perspective on the issue. Q. What is the position...
  • Antirape law: Bureaucrats, police favour denial of bail January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Stricter punishment for gangrape, denial of bail for crime against women and lowering juvenile age limit to 16 are among the key recommendations made by top bureaucrats and police brass to the government. The conference of Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police held in New Delhi on...
  • Time to revise the age limit: Juvenile Justice Board member January 5, 2013

    Bipasha Roy, a member of the Juvenile Justice Board, has said it's time to revise the juvenile age limit. ...
  • Home Minister denies receiving Delhi LG's letters on juvenile age January 5, 2013

    Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna had written two letters recommending changes in the Juvenile Act. ...