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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to 16 so that those accused of heinous crimes such as rape can be punished instead of being sent to reform homes is an outdated proposition.

16 to 18 to 16: Time to settle the debate once and for all!

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 13:43

The debate over lowering the male juvenile age is getting hotter.

No plan to lower juvenile age from 18 to 16 years: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 16:27

Amidst demands for lowering the juvenile age, government made it clear that it has no intention to lower the juvenile age from 18 to 16 years.

Parl panel unlikely to make changes in the ‘juvenile` age

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 21:23

A Parliamentary panel examining a bill which seeks to enhance punishment for crimes against women is unlikely to suggest change in the age of juveniles.

Amend law to reduce age of juvenile from 18 to 16 yrs: Delhi Police

Last Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013, 21:52

Delhi Police on Friday favoured amendment in the law to reduce the age of juvenile from the present 18 to 16 years against the backdrop of the gang-rape of a paramedical student here in which a minor was involved.