Juvenile

  • News 360: Setback for Congress as A-G rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post 6 days ago

    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. ...
  • News 360: 6-year-old raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6-year-old girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any responsibility...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 14, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Age of juveniles should not be brought down: Ranjana Kumari December 2, 2013

    Social activist Ranjana Kumari said the juvenile age limit should not be brought down as it will have implications on many other acts too. Her remarks came in the backdrop of the PIL asking the Supreme Court to try the juvenile offender in the December 16 gangrape case as an...
  • 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...
  • How easy is access to drugs inside juvenile reform homes? October 25, 2013

    Earlier this month, 33 inmates escaped from a Delhi juvenile home after running riot for six hours. They threw burning LPG cylinders on the staff, set fire to exit points and trashed the home before running away. This is the third escape attempt from a Delhi juvenile home in two...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 7, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Villagers caught in crossfire between Army, terrorists in Keran October 7, 2013

    As firing between the Army and terrorists continue in the Keran sector for the 14th day, caught in the crossfire are residents from nearby villages. The villagers from Jamgund, a village that lies next to Shala Batu, have been trekking down steep mountainside to avoid being trapped in the gunfight....
  • Delhi: 15 of 33 inmates who escaped juvenile home rearrested October 7, 2013

    Fifteen of the 33 inmates who escaped from a Delhi juvenile home on Sunday have been rearrested. Inmates escaped after pelting stones, exploding cylinders, smashing window panes and even set the Superintendent's office on fire. Police said they also stole Rs 30,000 and beat up a security guard. Officials say...
  • Delhi gangrape: More investigation required in juvenile's role, says Mamta Sharma September 15, 2013

    Chairperson of National Commission for Women Mamta Sharma has said there is a need to take a hard look at the role of the juvenile who was given 3 years. "The juvenile can not get a lighter sentence just because of a certificate. I think more investigation is required, I...
  • 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. ...
  • Delhi gangrape-murder case: Juvenile gets 3 years in reform home 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. This is the first judgement in the gangrape case that created a nationwide outrage. ...
  • 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...
  • FTP: Is the SC correct in maintaining 18 years as the age for Juvenile criminals? July 17, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld 18 years as the legal age for juvenile in the country, rejecting a PIL seeking an amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act to lower the age of juvenile offenders from 18 to 16. ...
  • News 360: Bihar govt alleges conspiracy in mid day meal tragedy July 17, 2013

    As the Bihar government alleges conspiracy in Chhapra mid day meal tragedy, the Centre has sought a report from the state government on the incident which left 22 children dead. ...
  • SC rejects PIL to reduce age to try juvenile suspects July 17, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking lowering of the age of juveniles from 18 to 16, saying the existing law was based on sound principles and the December 16 incident was "an aberration rather than the rule". ...
  • 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. ...
  • Delhi gangrape: Juvenile accused should be punished, says DCW chief July 11, 2013

    The minor is one of the six accused in the sensational case that had sparked national outrage. He faces grievous charges of rape and murder like the other accused. But if convicted, he can only be sent to an observation home for a maximum of three years. ...
  • Delhi gangrape: Juvenile accused deserves severe punishment, says Majid Menon July 11, 2013

    The minor is one of the six accused in the sensational case that had sparked national outrage. He faces grievous charges of rape and murder like the other accused. But if convicted, he can only be sent to an observation home for a maximum of three years. ...
  • 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. ...