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Juvenile Justice Act amendment draft approved by Law Ministry

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 04:04

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 22:01

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 13:41

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 08:47

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 18:28

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.

Parasailing trip of toddler: Case against parents, organisers

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 16:08

Parents of the 11-month-old baby girl, who was sent on a solo parasailing trip to a height of about 40 feet at a beach here, have landed in trouble along with the the organisers as police registered a case against them under the Juvenile Justice Act.

People from any religious background are free to adopt child: SC

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 20:58

Irrespective of their religious background, people are free to adopt children, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Police claim Kendrapara rape accused is adult

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 21:45

Accused of violating Juvenile Justice Act, police claimed that third accused in the July 28 alleged rape and fatal burning of a minor dalit girl was an adult as per the ossification bone test.

MHA discussion on Juvenile Justice Act

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 22:14

Amidst demands and counter demands on lowering of juvenile`s age from 18 to 16 years, Home Ministry is discussing with stake holders on issue and looking into all provisions of Juvenile Justice Act.

SC to examine definiton of juvenile in Juvenile Justice Act

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 14:17

Amid growing nationwide demand for a review of Juvenile Justice Act, the Supreme Court on Monday decided to examine the definition of the juvenile in the act.

Should juveniles guilty of heinous crimes be let off lightly?

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 09:26

The Juvenile Justice Board`s decision to declare the sixth accused a minor in the December 16 Delhi gang-rape-murder case has triggered a debate on the need to amend the Juvenile Justice Act.

NGO opposes any move to amend Juvenile Justice Act

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 20:30

As debate continues on whether age of juveniles should be reduced to 16 from 18 years, a child rights organisation cautioned against any such move.