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'I kept thinking I'd be killed': On Children's Day, a 16-year-old from Kashmir recalls solitary confinement in aftermath of Article 370 abrogation
India

'I kept thinking I'd be killed': On Children's Day, a 16-year-old from Kashmir recalls solitary confinement in aftermath of Article 370 abrogation

G was among the 144 minors detained by authorities after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Juveniles at crossroads: Cops ignore confidentiality clause in JJ Act, deny reformed youths chance to rebuild life
India

Juveniles at crossroads: Cops ignore confidentiality clause in JJ Act, deny reformed youths chance to rebuild life

Why is India failing its juveniles? National statistical data indicates that even juveniles who have been found to have reformed are not being given a fair chance to enter mainstream life

Five juveniles in school uniform stab college student to death in bus in Delhi
India

Five juveniles in school uniform stab college student to death in bus in Delhi

Five juveniles in school uniform allegedly stabbed to death an 18-year-old college student in a bus on southeast Delhi's Mathura Road, following which four of them were apprehended,

Uri terror attack: Two Pakistanis arrested for helping terrorists are Class 10 students
India

Uri terror attack: Two Pakistanis arrested for helping terrorists are Class 10 students

Two Pakistanis who had been arrested for being 'terror guides' to the JeM terrorists who carried out the Uri terror attack are Class 10 students.

Firstpost special report: What India must do to end abuse of children
India

Firstpost special report: What India must do to end abuse of children

These are instances in which child abuse can be clearly connected to a collective failure of society.

WCD releases draft rules on Juvenile Justice Act: Challenge lies in implementation
India

WCD releases draft rules on Juvenile Justice Act: Challenge lies in implementation

The women and child development department has come up with draft rules governing the Juvenile Justice Act. While the public furore is missing, this development is no less significant.

Long road to rehabilitation: Maharashtra juvenile justice system cuts pendency, but challenges remain
India

Long road to rehabilitation: Maharashtra juvenile justice system cuts pendency, but challenges remain

Maharashtra has reduced the pendency of cases before its juvenile justice boards (JJBs) by one-third in the past few years, but a lot remains to be done in the system, said Justice VM Kanade

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

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.

15-years-old too must get death for rape, says Arvind Kejriwal
India

15-years-old too must get death for rape, says Arvind Kejriwal

Juveniles who are 15 years old too must get death penalty if they commit rape, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.

Juveniles over 15 years of age should get death penalty for rape, says Arvind Kejriwal
India

Juveniles over 15 years of age should get death penalty for rape, says Arvind Kejriwal

Juveniles who are 15 years old too must get death penalty if they commit rape, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.

Two juveniles arrested for alleged gangrape of 2-year-old girl in Delhi
India

Two juveniles arrested for alleged gangrape of 2-year-old girl in Delhi

Two juveniles were apprehended late on Saturday night in connection with the rape of two-and-a-half-year-old girl at west Delhi’s Nihal Vihar area.

Argument over metro seat takes ugly turn: Five juveniles accused of stabbing 16-year old boy to death
India

Argument over metro seat takes ugly turn: Five juveniles accused of stabbing 16-year old boy to death

Five teenagers were on Thursday apprehended by the police for allegedly stabbing to death a 16-year-old boy after a heated argument over a seat in the metro train.

NCRB stats confirm Delhi's reputation as 'rape capital', show major rise in cases in Mumbai
India

NCRB stats confirm Delhi's reputation as 'rape capital', show major rise in cases in Mumbai

NCRB statistics show that the number of reported cases of rape as a proportion of the total population is by far the highest in Delhi as compared to other cities in the year 2014.

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

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.

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

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.

Need to take a re-look at laws dealing with juveniles involved in major crimes, says Supreme Court
India

Need to take a re-look at laws dealing with juveniles involved in major crimes, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday said there was a need to re-examine various laws dealing with juveniles involved in heinous crimes like murder and rape and asked the government to see whether necessary changes could be done to have a deterrent effect.

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

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

Ninety one juvenile inmates escaped from the Meerut Reform Centre late Sunday, said police.

NCRB data reveals 132% increase in assaults against women by juveniles in 2013
India

NCRB data reveals 132% increase in assaults against women by juveniles in 2013

Assault by juveniles on women saw a 132 percent increase and rapes committed by juveniles witnessed an increase of 60.3 percent last year.

Delhi: Five juveniles held for murdering youth
India

Delhi: Five juveniles held for murdering youth

Five juveniles have been arrested for stabbing a 19-year-old youth to death on a crowded street in broad daylight, police said on Wednesday.

Delhi gang-rape victim's parents welcome Maneka's stand on juveniles
India

Delhi gang-rape victim's parents welcome Maneka's stand on juveniles

The parents of the 16 December, 2012 Delhi gang rape victim on Monday welcomed the statement of Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi.