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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.

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.

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

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 23:12

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.

Parasailing trip of toddler: Case against parents, organisers

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 16:08

Parents of the 11-month-old baby girl, who was sent on a solo parasailing trip to a height of about 40 feet at a beach here, have landed in trouble along with the the organisers as police registered a case against them under the Juvenile Justice Act.

People from any religious background are free to adopt child: SC

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 20:58

Irrespective of their religious background, people are free to adopt children, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Personal law can`t impede Muslims from adoption: SC

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:20

The Supreme Court said that Muslims can adopt a child under the juvenile justice law as its enforcement could not be impeded by the Muslim personal law.