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.

Parasailing trip of toddler: Case against parents, organisers

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

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

Nothing prevents the country from amending JJ Act

It is high time that the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act is amended, particularly in the light of serious offences like gang-rapes and murders.

Police claim Kendrapara rape accused is adult

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

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

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?

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.