Juvenile Justice Board

  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Gopal Subramanium August 31, 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. ...
  • Juvenile gets three years: Is this real justice for braveheart? August 31, 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 and sentenced to three years in a correctional home subject to review. ...
  • Delhi gangrape-murder case: Braveherat's brother tries to attack minor August 31, 2013

    The younger brother of December 16 gangrape's braveheart on Saturday allegedly tried to attack the juvenile who he was awarded three-year sentence for the rape and murder of his sister by Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) in New Delhi. "When the judgement was being delivered by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), presided over...
  • Delhi gangrape-murder case: Father of braveheart demands more punishment for minor August 31, 2013

    The family of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, who was gang raped in a moving bus December 16, 2012 in New Delhi, expressed dissatisfaction over the punishment given to the juvenile accused by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) on Saturday. "I was hoping that the juvenile accused will be given life imprisonment,...
  • Delhi gangrape verdict: Will challenge the verdict, file special leave petition in SC, says Subramanian Swamy August 31, 2013

    Subramanian Swamy said he will file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court challenging the verdict passed by the Juvenile Justice Board on the lone juvenile accused in the rape and murder of 23-year-old paramedical student on December 16. Swamy said that the case should not be before the...
  • Delhi gangrape-murder case: Minor guilty, gets 3 years in reform home August 31, 2013

    New Delhi: 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. This is the first judgement in the gangrape case that created a nationwide outrage. He has been sentenced to three years in...
  • 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,...
  • Delhi gangrape: Juvenile Justice Board to pronounce verdict on Saturday August 30, 2013

    The verdict on the minor accused in the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape in New Delhi is likely to be pronounced by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) on Saturday. The board, presided over by Principal Magistrate Geetanjali Goel, will pronounce the first verdict in the case around 10 a.m. The incident occurred...
  • December 16 gangrape: SC allows JJB to deliver verdict involving minor August 22, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) to deliver its verdict in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case involving a minor. The apex court, however, admitted a plea seeking fresh interpretation of the term 'juvenile' in the statute on the basis of mental and intellectual maturity of minor...
  • December 16 gangrape: SC allows juvenile board to give verdict August 22, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Juvenile Justice Board to go ahead with the pronouncement of its verdict on the alleged involvement of a juvenile accused in the Dec 16 Delhi gangrape case. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, however, said that it would examine the...
  • Delhi gangrape: SC allows juvenile board to pass order August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Juvenile Justice Board to go ahead with its proceedings on the minor in the December 16, 2012 gangrape-murder case of a paramedical student and pass an order. The apex court has also agreed to hear Subramnian Swamy's petition which says that a...
  • December 16 gangrape: Verdict on juvenile on August 31 August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The verdict of the Juvenile Justice Board on the minor accused in the December 16 Delhi gangrape case has been posted to August 21 as the judgement on BJP leader Subrmanian Swamy's plea is still awaited. The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its order this week on...
  • Delhi gangrape case: Verdict on juvenile deferred to August 19 August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The judgement in the December 16 gangrape case involving a minor was on Monday deferred till August 19 by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) pursuant to a direction of the Supreme Court. The JJB presided over by Principal Magistrate Geetanjali Goel postponed the verdict for August 19 considering...
  • 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...
  • Delhi gangrape: Verdict on juvenile deferred till August 5 July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday deferred the verdict on the minor accused in the December 16 gangrape and murder case till August 5. The verdict has been deferred because of a pending plea by Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy in the Supreme Court seeking a fresh interpretation of...
  • Delhi gangrape: Juvenile's family to boycott him; court reserves order July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: While the Juvenile Justice Board has reserved its order till July 25 on the minor accused in the Delhi gangrape-murder case, his family and fellow villagers are in no mood to forgive him or have any contact with him. The judgement in the case has not been disclosed...
  • Delhi braveheart: Juvenile Justice Board verdict reserved till July 25 July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Juvenile Justice Board has reserved its order till July 25 on the minor accused in the Delhi gangrape-murder case. The judgement in the case has not been disclosed and the court has not clarified whether he has been found guilty or not in the case. "The order...
  • Delhi gangrape: Inquiry against juvenile accused concludes July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The inquiry against the juvenile accused in the December 16 brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic concluded on Friday before the Juvenile Justice Board which reserved its order for July 11. Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) presided by Principal Magistrate Geetanjali Goel concluded its inquiry that began in...
  • Delhi gangrape: Charges framed against minor accused February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Gangrape and murder charges were on Thursday ordered to be framed by a juvenile justice board against the minor accused of brutally raping along with five adults a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus in Delhi on December 16. The girl, who was initially treated at Safdarjung Hospital,...
  • Centre says it won't reduce age of juvenile offenders February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre has said that it will not reduce the age of juveniles involved in crimes even in the rarest of rare cases. This came amidst outrage over the sixth accused in the Delhi gangrape case getting away with lesser punishment. Those below 18 will continue to be legally...
  • Dikshit backs demand for lowering juvenile age limit February 4, 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: Court to frame charges against 5 accused February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A fast-track court in Delhi will frame charges against the five accused in the brutal Delhi gangrape case on Saturday. A month since the chargesheet was filed, arguments have been concluded both by the prosecution as well as the defence lawyers. The prosecution has asked for the accused to...
  • 'Govt may consider demand for reducing juvenile age limit' February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid clamour for lowering the age ceiling for juveniles, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid seems to favour the existing limit noting one should not react by looking at the issue in isolation but said the government will consider the demand. "We do know that the Verma Commission report...
  • Can't change law for one case: Justice Leila Seth January 29, 2013

    Member of the JS Verma committee Justice Leila Seth has come out strongly in favour of the existing juvenile justice laws. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 29, 2013

    Catch the day's stories on India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...