35 million children need care and protection: DCPCR chairperson

Around 35 million children in India require care and protection and need to be socially integrated back home, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) chairperson Amod K Kanth said here on Friday.

Centre's proposed amendments in Child Labour, JJ law imperfect: Activist

The National Democratic Alliance, which is in power at the Centre, has recently proposed crucial amendments in two major laws - Child Labour Act and Juvenile Justice Act – concerning the large population of children in India.

Nirbhaya's parents welcome changes in Juvenile Justice Act

Parents of braveheart Nirbhaya have welcomed the Union Cabinet's nod to a proposal to change the Juvenile Justice Act to try juveniles in the age group of 16-18 under laws for adults for heinous crimes.

Cabinet clears proposal to try juveniles accused of heinous crimes under laws for adults
Cabinet clears proposal to try juveniles accused of heinous crimes under laws for adults

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to try juvenile in the age group of 16-18 under laws for adults for heinous crimes.

Special juvenile police units in every district

Every district in the country will have a special juvenile police unit for coordination on children involved in crime, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

Parliamentary panel rejects govt proposal to try juveniles as adults in rape cases
Parliamentary panel rejects govt proposal to try juveniles as adults in rape cases

 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".

Standing committee recommends review of juveniles' clauses

A parliamentary standing committee has recommended that clauses dealing with differential treatment of children involved in crime between 16-18 years of age, as provisioned in the Juvenile Justice Act needs to be "reviewed".

132 percent increase in cases of attack on women by juveniles

Assault by juveniles on woman to outrage her modesty saw a 132 percent increase and rapes committed by juveniles witnessed an increase of 60.3 percent last year.

Police books teacher for thrashing minor differently-abled boy

An eight-year-old differently-abled boy was allegedly assaulted by a 24-year-old teacher here, following which the police has booked the accused in this connection.

Delhi gang-rape: Victim`s parents demand retrial of juvenile

The parents of the girl who was gang-raped in a moving bus in Delhi on December 16, 2012 demanded that the juvenile convicted in the case be retried.

DCW chief welcomes amendment to Juvenile Justice Act

Delhi Commission for Women chief, Barkha Singh Shukla, said that she welcomes the amendment in the Juvenile Justice Act passed by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday.

Union Cabinet approves lowering juvenile age from 18 to 16 years for serious crimes

In a major decision the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved lowering of age of juveniles from eighteen to sixteen years.

Amnesty asks govt to reject amendment to juvenile law

The Indian government must reject proposed amendments to laws that could allow children to be treated as adults in cases of serious crimes, Amnesty International India said Wednesday.

Cabinet to take up amendments in Juvenile Justice Act today

The Union Cabinet will on Wednesday discuss a proposal which calls for giving more powers to the Juvenile Justice Board to decide on whether a juvenile above 16 years involved in heinous crimes such as rape is to be sent to a correctional centres or tried in a regular court.

Cabinet to take up Juvenile Justice Act amendments on Tuesday

A proposal to decide on whether a juvenile above 16 years involved in heinous crimes is to be sent to a observation home or tried in a regular court, is likely to be taken up by cabinet o Wednesday.

Juvenile Justice Act amendment draft approved by Law Ministry

The Law Ministry on Friday approved the Juvenile Justice Act amendment draft moving closer to bringing an amendment in the Juvenile Justice Act.

Reconsider decreasing age of juvenile: Experts

There is a need to reconsider the decision to allow treatment of juvenile offenders as adults and instead look for solutions within the existing juvenile justice system, experts said here Wednesday.

BJD leader calls for reviewing Juvenile Justice Act

Biju Janata Dal leader Jay Panda called for a review of the Juvenile Justice Act, following a jump in crimes such as rape and murder committed by under-age offenders.

Can’t have cut-off date for crime, need to revisit juvenile law: SC

Days after Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi called for treating juveniles accused of heinous crimes like rape on par with adult offenders, the Supreme Court too has pressed for a more stringent Juvenile Justice Act.

Varun Gandhi backs mother Maneka on amendment of Juvenile Justice Act

Giving voice to his mother and Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi`s statement on amendment of Juvenile Justice Act, the BJP`s Sultanpur MP Varun Gandhi on Monday said that there should be no difference between adults and juveniles in rape cases.