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DCW chief welcomes amendment to Juvenile Justice Act

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 11:44

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 21:07

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

Cabinet to take up amendments in Juvenile Justice Act today

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 09:08

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 23:25

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.

Delhi HC blast: JJB awards 3 years term at special home to minor

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:35

JJB sentenced the lone minor convict in the September 2011 Delhi High Court blast case, in which 15 people were killed and 79 others were injured, to a three-year term at a special home.

Juvenile Justice Board to decide on `Juveniles` above 16 years

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 23:12

In a significant move, Government has decided to revise the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 in a bid to address concerns regarding the implementation of the Act.

December 16 gang-rape: Centre says juvenile can`t be tried twice

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 18:41

Centre told Supreme Court that law did not allow juvenile, convicted in December 16 gangrape, to be tried twice for same offence as sought by parents of victims who demanded retrial by criminal court.

No death, life term for juveniles for heinous crimes: Krishna Tirath

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 00:34

Women and Child Development Ministry clarified that Juvenile Justice Board will remain appellant authority for cases of juveniles involved in murder and rape and ruled out death penalty.

Delhi gang-rape case: SC seeks Centre`s reply on laws on juvenility

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 12:25

Nearly a year after the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl here, the Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre`s stand on criminal courts` power to decide `juvenility` of an offender, who are between the age of 16 to 18 years, in heinous crimes.

Comply with Juvenile Board`s order to act against gangs: HC to police

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 20:23

The city police have been directed by the Delhi High Court to implement the Juvenile Justice Board`s earlier order, asking it to probe and act against adult offenders for using children in offences.

Delhi gangrape case: HC to hear trial court reference on Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 17:54

The Delhi High Court will hear on Monday the trial court`s reference for confirmation of the death penalty awarded by it to four men in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case.

Accept school certificate as age proof: Supreme Court

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 17:53

Noting the large number of cases where the question of whether or not an accused is a juvenile reach right up to the Supreme Court, the apex court has said that an authentic school leaving certificate (SLC) should confirm the age, and there is no need for a medical determination of this if that document is available.