The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the city government to expedite the process of appointing a nodal officer for coordination with the Public Works Department (PWD) on maintenance of infrastructure at juvenile observation homes.
Madras High Court has issued notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and others on a PIL seeking a direction to close down childcare institutions that do not fulfill the registration criteria and violating provisions of Juvenile Justice Act and Rules.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday recommended an in-depth security review of juvenile homes here after it confirmed incidents of drug abuse, sexual assault and violence in one such home.
Voicing concern over lax security arrangements at juvenile observation homes in the city, the National Human Rights Commission on Friday recommended that the Delhi Police conduct a review of all homes and ensure proper safety arrangements there.
The Delhi High Court has modified its earlier order of using police for maintaining peace inside observation homes, housing delinquent juveniles, and ordered deployment of retired army men for the purpose.
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.