Juvenile Justice Act

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Minors tonsured, stripped: Three men get 2-year jail, two to be set free

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.

Explained: When a juvenile is tried as an adult, when not

The Juvenile Justice Act of 2000 was amended in 2015 with a provision allowing for Children in Conflict with Law (CCL) to be tried as adults under certain circumstances.


Pune: Man booked for ‘beating two minor sons with cable wire’

The alleged incident took place around 3.30 pm on Tuesday. Residents in the building called the police after hearing the two boys crying loudly, said police.

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:

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.

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.

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.