Juvenile Justice Act

  • Teacher arrested for thrashing child August 17, 2014

    A teacher who mercilessly beat up a six-year-old student in a public school here was arrested on Sunday, police said. Police registered a case against the teacher under the Juvenile Justice Act. The action came a day after Rekha Singh, the mother of the child, alleged that police have registered a...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 7, 2014

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  • Centre uncertain about passing changes in Juvenile Justice Act in current session August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The amended Juvenile Justice Act could be sent to Parliament Standing Committee. After the Cabinet cleared the move to amend the Juvenile Justice Act on Wednesday allowing magistrates the power to decide if juveniles above the age of 16 who are involved in heinous crimes like rape and murder...
  • Law experts oppose amendment to Juvenile Justice Act, say it violates child rights August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: While many welcome the Cabinet's clearance to the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act, some law experts and activists have come out against it. Experts say that the amendment violates basic child rights. "This is really unfortunate because the whole bill has come out of anger, there's no evidence...
  • Amended Juvenile Justice Act to try minors as adults in rape, murder cases to be brought in Parliament August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Cabinet cleared the move to amend the Juvenile Justice Act on Wednesday, allowing magistrates the power to decide if juveniles above the age of 16 who are involved in heinous crimes should be sent to a correction facility or tried as adults by a regular court;...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 6, 2014

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  • Is the government right in amending the Juvenile Justice act? August 6, 2014

    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act which will give Juvenile Justice Board the power to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as adults for heinous crimes like rape and murder. ...
  • Government data shows rise in crimes committed by juveniles since 2012 August 6, 2014

    The government data showed that there has been a shocking rise in crimes committed by juveniles since December 2012. Crimes committed by juveniles increased by 13 per cent between 2012 and 2013, from 27,936 in 2012 to 31,725 cases in 2013. The highest increase was seen in crimes against women...
  • Cabinet approves changes to Juvenile Justice Act to try minors as adults in rape, murder cases August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act which will give Juvenile Justice Board the power to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as adults for heinous crimes like rape and murder. The amendment will give the magistrate...
  • Cabinet to take up Juvenile Justice Act amendments on Wednesday August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal which will empower Juvenile Justice Board to decide on whether a juvenile above 16 years involved in heinous crimes such as rape is to be sent to a observation home or tried in a regular court, is likely to be taken up by the cabinet on...
  • Cabinet to take up amendments to Juvenile Justice Act next Wednesday August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: All Central ministries except the Ministry of Home Affairs have given approval to amendments to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 to make it more stringent and try those under the age of 18 years and accused of crimes like rape as adults. The...
  • News 360: Setback for Congress as A-G rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post July 25, 2014

    In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of Opposition post. ...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act approved, sent to Cabinet for approval July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Law Ministry on Friday approved the Juvenile Justice Act amendment draft. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has circulated the draft to the ministries to be placed for Cabinet's approval. According to sources, Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi had on Tuesday sent the draft with amendments in...
  • Law Ministry assures immediate clearance of amendments to Juvenile Justice Act: sources July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has sent the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad according to sources. Sources say that the Law Minister has assured her of immediate clearance. Maneka Gandhi had earlier this month pushed for change in the JJ...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act ready, may be tabled in Parliament's Winter Session July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The draft to amend the Juvenile Justice Act has been finalised and will be presented to the Law Ministry for opinion, say sources. The Women and Child Welfare Ministry is hoping to table the draft in the Winter Session of Parliament after seeking the Law Ministry's opinion on...
  • SC for stricter Juvenile Justice Act, says can't have a cut-off age for crime July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, it is the Supreme Court that has called for a more stringent Juvenile Justice Act. The apex court said,"You can't have a cut-off date for crime like you have for government jobs." Questioning the immunity enjoyed by the under-age offenders, SC has asked the...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 14, 2014

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  • Arguments for and against treating juvenile rapists as adults July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has reignited the rape law debate once again. She has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16-year-olds are brought out of the...
  • Rape law debate: Should juveniles get the same punishment as adults? July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16-year-olds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. ...
  • The biggest victims will be the run-away couples, says HS Phoolka July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. Lawyer HS Phoolka said, "This is against international convention that India is a signatory. The biggest victims will be the run-away couples. This is not right, you can do one...
  • Hasty decisions in Juvenile Justice Act should be avoided: Khurshid July 14, 2014

    Former Union Minister Salman Khurshid said that the hasty decisions on Juvenile Justice Act should be avoided. His remarks came in the backdrop of Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's proposal to amend the act. He said, "We formed Justice Verma committee. We made all the necessary changes in law. There should...
  • Laws are not written in the stone, says Kiran Bedi July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. National Commission for Women chairperson Mamata Sharma supported Maneka Gandhi's opinion and said, " I think what Maneka Gandhi is doing is right, the matter is debatable, so I think...
  • Need to revisit the Juvenile Justice Act: Congress July 14, 2014

    Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza said that the Congress has been demanding an amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act for a long time. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Oza said, "It's a tough rope to walk on but lot of cases of juveniles being involved in such crimes have up recently,...
  • Maneka's juveniles remark: SP says statement won't change the system July 14, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that the Maneka's statement will not change the system. "We'll have to think about a lot of things. This matter requires debate and it won't be appropriate to comment," he said. ...
  • Juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults: Maneka Gandhi July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16-year-olds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. "We are changing the...
  • Treat juveniles accused of rape on par with adults: Maneka Gandhi July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Sunday favoured treating juveniles accused of heinous crimes like rape on par with adult offenders. Speaking to reporters, she said according to the police, 50 per cent of all sexual crimes were committed by "16-year-olds who know the Juvenile Justice Act...
  • Juvenile Justice Board to decide on Juveniles above 16 years July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant move, Government has decided to revise the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 in a bid to address concerns regarding the implementation of the Act. To facilitate faster adoption of children and set up foster care homes, the Women and Child Development (WCD)...
  • Salem: Teenager arrested for raping 6-year-old girl May 23, 2014

    Salem: A teenaged boy was arrested in Salem on Friday for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl at her residence at Puduchetram in the district. Police said the girl and the 14-year-old boy were watching television at her house on May 20 when the incident occurred. The girl's mother caught the teenager raping...
  • Parasailing trip of toddler: Case against parents, organisers May 22, 2014

    Kannur: Parents of the 11-month-old baby girl, who was sent on a solo parasailing trip to a height of about 40 feet at a beach in Kannur, have landed in trouble along with the the organisers as police registered a case against them under the Juvenile Justice Act. Police...
  • 68 child labourers from Bihar, Nepal rescued April 29, 2014

    City police have rescued 68 child labourers from Bihar and Nepal who were forcibly employed at bag making units near Bangalore and arrested seven persons in connection with the case. Raids were conducted at four places along with an NGO called Justice ~~amp;amp; Care, on Monday after receiving a compliant that...