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132 percent increase in cases of attack on women by juveniles

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 15:25

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.

Juvenile Justice Bill tabled in Lok Sabha

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 12:32

The NDA government on Tuesday tabled the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014 in the Lok Sabha.

Police books teacher for thrashing minor differently-abled boy

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 18:37

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

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 13:05

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

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.

Amnesty asks govt to reject amendment to juvenile law

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 14:20

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

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.

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.

Frame clear policies to prevent violence against children in schools: Amnesty

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 23:43

The rape of a six-year-old student in a private school in Bangalore has brought to light the need for clear guidelines and mechanisms to ensure that schools can put a stop to instances of sexual violence and other abuse, Amnesty International India said on Saturday.

NGOs seek proper deliberations on new Juvenile Justice Bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 22:10

A group of 58 NGOs and individuals working for children`s rights in the country today urged the Centre to carry out proper deliberations before deciding to repeal and re-enact the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000.