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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Should juveniles get away with lighter sentences in rape cases? January 28, 2013

    The family of Delhi braveheart on Monday termed the Juvenile Justice Board's decision of ruling the sixth accused in the case minor as "unfortunate". ...
  • News 360: 6th accused in Delhi gangrape case is minor, rules court January 28, 2013

    The Juvenile Justice Board, which has ruled on the basis of the accused's school records, said there was no doubt he was a juvenile. ...
  • 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. ...