Juvenile Justice Act

  • Law Ministry assures immediate clearance of amendments to Juvenile Justice Act: sources 2 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
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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...
  • Delhi gangrape: Juvenile can't be tried in regular court, SC rules March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the juvenile convict in the Delhi gangrape case cannot be sent for trial in a regular court. The Supreme Court decision came on a plea filed by the Delhi braveheart's parents seeking that the juvenile convict be treated as an adult. The...
  • Six minors hailing from Bihar, Rajasthan rescued; 3 arrested for human trafficking February 26, 2014

    Three men have been arrested and six minor children were rescued from them in Punjabi Bagh area of West Delhi in a suspected case of human trafficking. "With the arrest of Omparkash (43), Kamlesh (27) and Taro Devi (65), the Punjabi Bagh police station has busted a gang of human trafficking...
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  • BSP MP, wife's judicial custody extended December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday extended the judicial custody of Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife till December 30 in connection with the murder of their maid in the national capital on November 5. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha, however, allowed Dhananjay Singh to sign on the...
  • Delhi gangrape: SC notice to Centre on PIL over juvenile case December 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the government on a public interest litigation in connection with the case against the juvenile convicted in the Delhi gangrape case. The PIL has sought a 'competent magistrate' in the case. The PIL pleads that a competent magistrate be given the...
  • CJ follow-up: Justice for Tuba Tabassum October 27, 2013

    A year after his daughter, Tuba Tabassum, was acid attacked; CJ Arif Ashraf has been relentlessly appealing for justice. Through CJ show, he is putting out the poignant story of her daughter to ensure strict punishment for the perpetrators of the attack. He says, "Two of the four accused in...
  • Delhi: 17 offenders escape after vandalising juvenile home October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Thirty-three offenders escaped from a juvenile home in North Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar on Sunday. The police have said that 16 of them have been arrested. The juveniles reportedly pelted stones, exploded cylinders, smashed window panes and even set the Superintendent's office on fire before escaping. The police say they...
  • Delhi gangrape: Eight months on, braveheart's family awaits justice September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The verdict in the December 16 Delhi gangrape case is likely to be delivered on Tuesday. The braveheart's family hopes that justice will be done. "Before leaving she had said that she'll be back in two hours. I am still waiting for that moment," said the braveheart's mother....
  • Rape victim's family lives in fear as 'minor' rapist roams free September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of the much awaited verdict on the December 16 Delhi gangrape, CNN-IBN is getting stories of crimes against women from around the country. A family, whose six-year-old daughter was raped and cut to pieces five years ago, claims it is now being threatened. The accused got away...
  • FTP: 3 years for juvenile in Delhi gangrape case: Does the punishment fit the crime? September 2, 2013

    The juvenile in the December 16, 2012 gangrape-murder case of a 23-year-old paramedical student has been found guilty of rape and murder by the Juvenile Justice Board. He has been sentenced to three years in a correctional home subject to review. His sentence will include the period he has already...
  • December 16 Delhi gangrape: Verdict on juvenile accused likely today August 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The first verdict in the Delhi December 16 gangrape case of 2012 is expected on Saturday. The Juvenile Justice Board is likely to give its ruling on the minor charged with the crime. If convicted, the accused faces a maximum sentence of three years at a correctional facility,...
  • December 16 Delhi gangrape case: Verdict on juvenile accused today July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court will on Thursday announce its first verdict on the minor accused in the December 16 gangrape and murder case. The 17-year-old faces charges of rape and murder like all the other accused, but if convicted, he'll be sent to a juvenile observation home for a...
  • Welcome Supreme Court's verdict on Juvenile Justice Act: NCPCR July 17, 2013

    The Supreme Court has rejected a PIL that sought an amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act for lowering the age for trial of a juvenile accused. ...