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:
"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.
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.