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17-year old held for murder could be first juvenile to be tried as adult under new law

Feb 05, 2016

17-year old held for murder could be first juvenile to be tried as adult under new law

A 17-year-old boy, apprehended for strangulating an elderly woman two months after he was released from a correction home, could be the first juvenile to be tried as an adult under a new law #Delhi #NewsTracker #Delhi Police #Juvenile Justice Act #juvenile #16 December 2012 gangrape
Juvenile Justice Act: India is the only nation to impose harsh penalty on sale of Tobacco to minors

Jan 16, 2016

Juvenile Justice Act: India is the only nation to impose harsh penalty on sale of Tobacco to minors

Nearly 27.5 crore Indians are using tobacco and a vast majority of them start their habit in their childhood. #India #Tobacco #Cigarette #Maneka Gandhi #Juvenile Justice Act #Minors #Section 77
Minors no more: New Juvenile Justice Act comes into force

Jan 15, 2016

Minors no more: New Juvenile Justice Act comes into force

Juvenile offenders aged 16 to 18 years can now be tried as adults in cases of heinous crimes like rape and murder with a new law in this regard coming into force from Friday. #NewsTracker #parliament #Winter session #Juvenile Justice Act #juvenile #16 december gangrape #Juvenile Justice Bill
Beyond 'brutality': Discourse on child sexual abuse should address victims' needs

Jan 12, 2016

Beyond 'brutality': Discourse on child sexual abuse should address victims' needs

The demand for new laws and barbaric punishments for sexual abuse take the attention away from the systemic flaws of the criminal justice system. #Supreme Court #InMyOpinion #Sexual abuse #juvenile #Child sex abuse #POCSO Act #Juvenile Justice Bill #NLSIU #victims of crime
How will the new Juvenile Justice Act factor in children recruited by Naxals for 'heinous crimes'?

Jan 12, 2016

How will the new Juvenile Justice Act factor in children recruited by Naxals for 'heinous crimes'?

The whole debate about 'who is a child' in the juvenile debate, has cropped up again with the Supreme Court on Monday urging the Parliament to consider more “rigorous” punishment for child sex abuse offenders #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Juvenile Justice Act #Winter Session of Parliament #Delhi gangrape #juvenile
After juvenile bill, WCD Ministry to push for amendments to National Commission for Women Act

Jan 03, 2016

After juvenile bill, WCD Ministry to push for amendments to National Commission for Women Act

Buoyed by the passage of the Juvenile Justice Bill which had been stuck in Parliament for one-and-a-half years, the Women and Child Development Ministry now plans to push for amendments to the NCW Act to add more teeth to the body like powers to order arrest and penalise. #India #NewsTracker #parliament #National Commission for Women #Women and Child Development Ministry #Juvenile Justice
Worrying signals from Delhi's underbelly: Juveniles being used to settle gang scores

Dec 28, 2015

Worrying signals from Delhi's underbelly: Juveniles being used to settle gang scores

Juveniles are increasingly being used as ‘contract killers’ to eliminate rivals by gangs and crime syndicates in the city of Delhi. #HowThisWorks #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Delhi Police #Juveniles #Minors #Juvenile Justice Bill #Karkarduma court
Winter Session woes: BJP-Congress squabble in Parliament reveals poor state of world's most populous democracy

Dec 24, 2015

Winter Session woes: BJP-Congress squabble in Parliament reveals poor state of world's most populous democracy

The opposition, led by the Congress, did not let the government function. The BJP lacked the political precision to thwart the rivals. Result: This session witnessed the lowest number of bills being passed since the Winter Session of 2010. #Politics #HowThisWorks #Economy #Rajya Sabha #Lok Sabha #Arun Jaitley #GST #Pavan Varma #DDCA #National Herald case #Juvenile Justice Bill
Juvenile Justice Bill: Age of juvenile merely a small part of the new law

Dec 23, 2015

Juvenile Justice Bill: Age of juvenile merely a small part of the new law

The new Juvenile Justice Bill recognises juveniles between the ages of 16-18 years and permits them to be tried as adults for heinous offences. #Rajya Sabha #ConnectTheDots #Maneka Gandhi #Juvenile Justice Bill #Jyoti Singh Pandey #Juvenile Justice Act 2000
Juvenile Justice Bill: Dropping the age bar is an eyewash, not a safety net for women

Dec 23, 2015

Juvenile Justice Bill: Dropping the age bar is an eyewash, not a safety net for women

The flaw in the swift manner in which the Houses of Parliament have cleared the juvenile act is the knee-jerk fashion in which it was done #Rajya Sabha #InMyOpinion #Ghulam Nabi Azad #Rape #Eve-teasing #molestation #Juvenile Justice Bill #roadside romeo