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Delhi court allows woman to adopt 15-year-old ward

As per court records, the woman filed a petition in 2018, taking “shelter under this new phrase” of the JJ Act, 2015. The scope of guardianship is “limited” once the minor turns 18.

To help a child

Delhi’s 10 child welfare committees, tasked with rehabilitating 10,000 lost or rescued children every year, are often pulled up by city’s courts. But with limited autonomy, insufficient training for its members and frequent jurisdictional tussles, the road ahead remains uphill. Abhishek Angad reports:

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Amendment to JJ Act in offing; DMs, collectors to be competent officers for approving adoptions: Maneka

Around 2,300 CCIs are linked to CARA, while another 4,000 remain pending for linkage. Gandhi brought to notice that the 2,300 institutions linked to CARA were not under an adoption system.

Chandigarh: Woman to face trial for assault on five-yr-old stepdaughter

Kaur had been booked for assaulting her stepdaughter and fracturing her leg. She was videographed carrying out the assault by her stepson, the own brother of the five-year-old victim.

Principal booked for ‘mentally torturing’ primary students

Parents of the students approached the police last week, alleging that their children had been treated differently and cruelly by school teachers and the principal.

SC raps Centre for filing half-baked affidavit on Juvenile Justice Act issue

"If you (Centre) are not serious about children, file an affidavit that you are not concerned about children. We will say Government of India is indispensable and will dismiss the plea," the bench said.

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Govt releases draft model rules for implementation of Juvenile Justice Act

The case was highlighted as the accused teenager who was short of 18 years, had allegedly drove his father's Mercedes over 32-year-old Siddharth Sharma on April 4.

Teen accused of two murders in six months: Police file investigation report in second case

Since the juvenile is a repeat offender, the case may be considered under the new Juvenile Justice Act, which allows juveniles in conflict with law — aged between 16 and 18 years — to be tried as adults.

Amended Juvenile Justice Act complicated, needs discussion: SC judge M B Lokur

“If we put a child who does not deserve to be sent to the adult criminal justice system, he will be in great trouble,” he said.

Mumbai: Two boys made to take clothes off as punishment at tutorial

Tutorial owner, sister-in-law booked under JJ Act after video goes viral

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