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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.

Govt may consider reducing age of juvenile

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:10

Government on Tuesday said it may consider the suggestion of reducing the age of juvenile and also request Ministry of Women and Child Welfare to look into it.

Lowering juvenile age to curb offences doubtful prescription

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 11:40

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Menaka Gandhi`s suggestion to lower the juvenile age from 18 years to 16 so that those accused of heinous crimes such as rape can be punished instead of being sent to reform homes is an outdated proposition.

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.

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.

Claim to be juvenile to escape law: Lashkar tells its cadres

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 15:45

Declare your age below 18 years if you are caught by security personnel--this is a new diktat from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit sent to its cadre in Jammu and Kashmir.

Infants sold in `Baccha Bazaar` like potatoes, tomatoes: Delhi court

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:24

Selling children in the garb of adoption is illegal, a Delhi court has held while urging the authorities to make it an offence punishable under the Indian Penal Code.

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.