JUVENILE

  • Juvenile Justice Board, its functioning comes under Supreme Court scanner 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The functioning of Juvenile Justice Boards across the country came under scrutiny of the Supreme Court which on Friday sought complete details on the pendency of cases, frequency of its sittings, vacancy of posts and other related issues. The court also stressed on the issue of methodology of training...
  • Cabinet will take up Juvenile Justice Bill for discussion today, say sources April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will take up Juvenile Justice Bill for discussion in the meeting on Tuesday evening, sources said. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has recommended that juveniles should be treated at par with adults in case of heinous crimes like rape. The matter...
  • Need to re-look laws on juveniles involved in major crimes: SC April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that there was a need to re-examine various laws dealing with juveniles involved in heinous crimes like murder and rape and asked the government to see whether necessary changes could be done to have a deterrent effect. The apex court asked Attorney...
  • Parliamentary Panel rejects proposal trying juveniles accused of heinous crimes as adults March 3, 2015

    Parliamentary Panel rejected the proposal trying juveniles accused of heinous crimes as adults. The proposal was sent by Women and Child Welfare Ministry. The panel said such a move would compromise presumption of innocence. The panel was headed by Union Minister JP Nadda, who said that the proposal would violate...
  • Parliament panel rejects government proposal to try juveniles as adults February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: A parliamentary committee on Wednesday rejected the government's proposal to try as adults juveniles between 16 and 18 years involved in heinous cases such as rape, saying the move is "in conflict with law" and should be "reviewed". Giving its observation on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of...
  • Delhi court denies bail to juvenile, says boy out of parents control February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has rejected the bail plea of a juvenile, accused in an attempt to murder case, saying his parents have no control over the boy who indulged in a similar crime when he was out on bail in another offence. Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma...
  • Not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years: Maneka Gandhi December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on THursday made it clear that it is not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years but is proposing changes in processes related to treatment of heinous offences committed by those in 16 to 18 age group. In a written reply in Rajya...
  • Major reforms in adoption procedure: Maneka Gandhi November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Major reforms being carried out by the central government will enable prospective adoptive parents to get a child within a period of maximum of four months, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said here Monday. Briefing the newly-constituted consultative committee of parliament attached to the ministry, she highlighted...
  • The story of India's missing children November 12, 2014

    In a country where 3000 children are born every hour, the fact that 15 children go missing every hour seems to matter very little. A poorly implemented law, a largely apathetic police force and an overburdened child helpline seem to be falling grossly short of controlling these steadily rising...
  • Delhi: 15-year-old involved in 8 cases of sexual assault taken into custody November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A 15-year-old boy has been taken into custody by the Delhi Police. The juvenile is allegedly involved in eight cases of sexual assault. Police nabbed him in the Amar Colony area of South Delhi and sent him to a remand home. Although the minor is allegedly involved in...
  • Child right is a matter of international concern: Justice Lokur October 18, 2014

    Shillong: Supreme Court Judge, Justice Madan B Lokur on Saturday said that child rights is a matter of international concern and it is time that the issue needs to be concentrated at the national sphere by breaking 'compartmental-barriers'. "We now have to concentrate on the...
  • Delhi: Employer asked to pay compensation of over Rs 60 K to minor maid October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Upholding an order of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), a Delhi court has asked an employer to pay a compensation of Rs 60,840 to a minor maid for making her work for eight months without wages. "I have no hesitation in holding that the Child Welfare Committee was...
  • Delhi: Class 9 student kills father September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A Class 9th student allegedly stabbed his 40yearold father to death with a dagger for fighting with his mother at their residence in Rohini area of outer Delhi. The incident took place around 1 AM last night when a scuffle broke out between Babu Singh and his wife. Police...
  • Two Manipuri youths attacked in Delhi, three held September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Two Manipuri students were attacked with a scissor, stones and iron rods by three people, two of them juveniles, when the northeastern youths objected to racist remarks against them, police said on Sunday. The attackers have been apprehended. The incident took place around 9 PM on Saturday at Babulal...
  • Teacher arrested for thrashing child August 17, 2014

    A teacher who mercilessly beat up a sixyearold 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...
  • Juvenile home inmate sodomised by another inmate August 17, 2014

    A 16yearold inmate of a governmentrun juvenile home was allegedly sodomised by another inmate in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Sunday. According to a complaint lodged by the police, the victim has alleged that he was sodomised by an 18yearold inmate on Saturday, who also threatened to kill him if he narrates...
  • Government introduces Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government introduced the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Cabinet had last week amended the act paving the way for empowering the Juvenile Justice Board to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • Delhi daylight murder: 3 juvenile suspects sent to juvenile home August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The three juveniles who were apprehended over the murder of a 19yearold in Delhi have been sent to a juvenile home and will be in protective custody for 14 days. A 19yearold was stabbed to death in Southeast Delhi's Madangir area, in broad daylight on Wednesday. Two adults have also...
  • Delhi daylight murder: Suspects to be produced in court today August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A 19yearold was stabbed to death in Southeast Delhi's Madangir area, in broad daylight on Wednesday. The murder was caught on CCTV camera. The six murder suspects, all juveniles, will be produced in court on Thursday even as police say the victim was an extortionist. It was 5:30 pm...
  • 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

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Delhi: 19yearold stabbed to death, 5 juveniles taken into custody August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A 19yearold was stabbed to death by a group of six men in Madangir Central Market of southeast Delhi. Five juveniles have been apprehended in the case. ...
  • 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...
  • Delhi murder: My brother was called to market and stabbed, says victim's sister August 6, 2014

    A 19yearold was stabbed to death by a group of six men in Madangir Central Market of southeast Delhi. Five juveniles have been apprehended in the case. ...
  • Watch: 5 juveniles kill 19yearold in Delhi, taken into custody August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A 19yearold was stabbed to death by a group of six men in Madangir Central Market of southeast Delhi. Five juveniles have been apprehended in the case. Police said that the deceased was identified as Sachin, who along with his friend was passing through the market on a bike,...