Parliamentary panel rejects govt proposal to try juveniles as adults in rape cases
Parliamentary panel rejects govt proposal to try juveniles as adults in rape cases

 A parliamentary committee on Wednesday rejected the government's proposal to try as adults juveniles between 16 and 18 years involved in heinous cases such as rape, saying the move is "in conflict with law" and should be "reviewed".

91 juveniles flee from observation home in Meerut

As many as 91 juveniles on Monday fled from the Surajkund observation home in Nauchandi area here, following which two constables were suspended for dereliction of duty, police said.

Minors, women among 34 held for attacking police

At least 34 persons including five juveniles and two women were arrested on charge of attacking the police in Boudh district in which seven persons were injured, the police said on Sunday.

Rise in crimes by juveniles against women in 2013: Govt

There has been a 132 per cent rise in incidents of crime committed by juveniles against women in 2013 over the previous year, Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday.

Govt concerned about heinous crimes by juveniles: Attorney General tells SC

The government is concerned about growing incidents of heinous crime being committed by minors and the entire issue of juvenility is under its consideration, the Attorney General on Monday told the Supreme Court.

Juveniles attempt escape in Delhi, make a hole in dormitory; bid foiled

In a movie-like bid to escape, five juveniles, lodged at a Juvenile Justice Home in northwest Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar, allegedly dug a hole in the wall of their dormitory.

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21 juveniles rescued in Delhi

A total of 21 juveniles were rescued from nine separate factories being run on the outskirts of the capital city where they were working as labourers, police said Saturday.

J&K Assembly elections on schedule: Sources

Three undertrials lodged in a juvenile remand home in cantonment area here have escaped, police said on Friday.

Juveniles require considerate, sophisticated handling: Court

Holding that juveniles in conflict with law require considerate and sophisticated handling by investigating agencies and judiciary, a Delhi court has granted bail to a minor, who was facing charge of attempt to murder of an eight-year-old.

ANCA using juveniles to smuggle arms

The newly floated militant organisation, Achik National Cooperation Army (ANCA), is using juveniles to smuggle arms and terrorise people in the Garo Hills region, a senior police official said on Friday.

Two minor girls sexually assaulted by juveniles in Delhi

Two minor girls have allegedly been sexually assaulted by juveniles in two separate incidents in the national capital in the last 24 hours, police said on Friday.

Joint CP appointed as nodal officer: Police to HC on juvenile homes

Delhi police has appointed a nodal officer of the rank of Joint Commissioner to the Department of Women and Child Development to hold meetings with its Secretary on issues related to juvenile homes.

Caught on camera: Juveniles murder youth in Delhi

On a day when the Union Cabinet approved lowering of age of juveniles from 18 to 16 years for prosecution in criminal, a ghastly murder came to light in Delhi involving teenagers.

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.

Treat juveniles accused of rape on par with adults: Maneka Gandhi

Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Sunday favoured treating juveniles accused of heinous crimes like rape on par with adult offenders.

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

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.

Consensus on juvenile home safety: Delhi govt, police to HC

The city government and the police on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that they have arrived at a consensus on setting up of a special unit to tackle emergent and other safety and security issues in observation homes housing juveniles.

DMs, lawyers not complying with norms on juveniles: HC

Delhi High Court Wednesday observed that its directions to eliminate incarceration of minors into jails was not being complied by district magistrates and lawyers and called for a check and balance system.

HC, NHRC flay Delhi govt over rioting at juvenile home

Delhi government on Friday received stern reprimands from high court and the National Human Rights Commission over the recent case of violence and vandalism at a juvenile home here with both calling for better supervision of such shelters to prevent a repeat of such incidents.