The men were convicted under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Juvenile Justice Act and for voluntarily causing hurt. They were also directed to pay Rs 15,000 each to the two victims.
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.