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Killing the JJ Act: Throwing juveniles into jail is condemning them to a life of crime

Jul 23, 2015

Killing the JJ Act: Throwing juveniles into jail is condemning them to a life of crime

The Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill of 2015 was passed in the Lok Sabha on 7 May, 2015 despite being vociferously opposed by child rights activists all over the country. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #SC #Juvenile Justice Act #Juveniles #Remand home
16-year-old girl allegedly gang-raped by 5 minor boys in Gujarat

May 08, 2015

16-year-old girl allegedly gang-raped by 5 minor boys in Gujarat

A girl, aged around 16, was allegedly gang-raped by five minor boys at Kanboodi village in the district on Thursday, police said. #ThatsJustWrong #India #Gujarat #Crime #sexual assault #Juvenile Justice Act #Crimes against women #gang rape #girl #minor boys
Lok Sabha passes amendments to Juvenile Justice act, to face Rajya Sabha test

May 07, 2015

Lok Sabha passes amendments to Juvenile Justice act, to face Rajya Sabha test

Lok Sabha on Thursday passed amendments to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2014 which will allow children in the 16-18 age group to be tried as adults if they commit heinous crimes. #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Crime #parliament #Shashi Tharoor #Maneka Gandhi #Juvenile Justice Act
Juvenile Justice Act: In Lok Sabha, Shashi Tharoor says amended bill will embarrass govt

May 07, 2015

Juvenile Justice Act: In Lok Sabha, Shashi Tharoor says amended bill will embarrass govt

The amendment to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2014 has been moved keeping in mind the increasing number of serious offences being committed by teenagers in the 16-18 years' age group, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said while moving the bill. #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #TheySaidIt #parliament #Shashi Tharoor #Juvenile Justice Act #undertrials #Juveniles #Juvenile Justice Bill
Amending JJ Act will neither deter serious offenders nor reform juvenile crime

Apr 24, 2015

Amending JJ Act will neither deter serious offenders nor reform juvenile crime

The reformative foundations of India's juvenile justice law have been shaken. Treating children the same as adult offenders is abhorrent to the philosophy underpinning the law passed in 2000. #HowThisWorks #India #Government #Juvenile Justice Act #Justice JS Verma Committee #Modi Sarkar #JJ Act
Amending Juvenile Justice Act to try 16-year-old's as adults won't fix anything and here's why

Apr 24, 2015

Amending Juvenile Justice Act to try 16-year-old's as adults won't fix anything and here's why

The new proposed change will do nothing to fix this essential problem with the juvenile justice system where a remand home is a far cry from rehabilitation, at best a warehouse for youth and more often than not, a hell-hole. #Juvenile Justice Act #Delhi gangrape #Delhi gangrape juvenile #changes in Juvenile Justice act
Juvenile criminals aged 16-18 years in heinous crimes may be treated as adults after cabinet nod

Apr 23, 2015

Juvenile criminals aged 16-18 years in heinous crimes may be treated as adults after cabinet nod

A proposal to try juveniles in the age group of 16 to 18 years accused of heinous crimes under adult laws was cleared by the government on Wednesday. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Juvenile Justice Act #juvenile #Criminal
Modi holds off public opinion on juvenile crimes, stalls amendments to JJ Act

Apr 08, 2015

Modi holds off public opinion on juvenile crimes, stalls amendments to JJ Act

A proposal to try juveniles in the 16-18 age group accused of heinous crimes under the IPC was "dropped" from the agenda of the Union cabinet on Tuesday amid opposition by rights activists and a Supreme Court observation that there was a need to re-examine laws on the issue. #Narendra Modi #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Union Cabinet #Juvenile Justice Act #December 16 gangrape case #16 December Delhi gangrape #JJ Act
Parliament panel rejects govt's proposal to try juveniles as adults

Feb 25, 2015

Parliament panel rejects govt's proposal to try juveniles as adults

A parliamentary committee today 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". #India #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #parliament #JP Nadda #Juvenile Justice Act #Delhi gangrape #Satyanarayan Jatiya
Meerut: In mass breakout, 91 juveniles escape from reform centre

Feb 03, 2015

Meerut: In mass breakout, 91 juveniles escape from reform centre

Ninety one juvenile inmates escaped from the Meerut Reform Centre late Sunday, said police. #NewsTracker #Police #Reforms #Juvenile Justice Act #Escape #Juveniles #Juvenile Justice Act reforms