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Juvenile Justice Bill: NHRC opposed move to lower age, says former chief

Objection based on govt data, number of juveniles aged16-18 yrs accused of serious crimes not high: Balakrishnan

The many ‘heinous crimes’ that make a juvenile an adult

The Bill defines ‘heinous offences’ as those “for which the minimum punishment under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) or any other law for the time being in force is imprisonment for seven years or more.”


Juvenile Bill: Should not enact punitive law under pressure, says Ashwani Kumar

The overwhelming sense in the Congress even Tuesday morning, hours before the Bill was passed with its support, was in favour of referral of the Bill to a committee.

In fact: Supreme Court ruling window to challenge new juvenile law

The age of majority has been fixed at 21 for men and 18 for women under the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929, and it entails punishment for parents and guardians who conduct or facilitate child marriages.

The Elders Rush In

Rajya Sabha has failed in its role as a delaying chamber for unwise legislation.

Juvenile crime share static: Govt’s own data contradicts Maneka Gandhi’s claim

NCRB figures also show that over the last ten years, the juvenile crime rate fluctuated marginally from 1% in 2004-05 to 1.2% in 2008 and down to 1% in 2010.


Simply put: Who is a child? The 16 or 18 debate

Abantika Ghosh explains the inherent contradictions in the Juvenile Justice Bill that was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday — how, at 16, you are too young to drink but old enough to be tried as an adult.

Changes in juvenile law crime against kids, say experts; Rajya Sabha debate today

When the UPA government passed the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, that laid down in clear terms that the age of consent for sex is 18 years, even then activists had warned against such misuse.

Dec 16 gangrape: Parents seeks quick passage of JJ Bill in Parliament, seek support from Congress

The victim’s parents later met Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and demanded the support of the party in the passage of the Bill.

Must make Juvenile Justice law as per the need of time, people: Kiren Rijiju

He reiterated that the Centre had submitted in court that it was not the right time to release the juvenile.

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BJP assures Nirbhaya's parents over Juvenile Justice Bill

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday assured disappointed parents of December 16 gang-rape victim's parents that the Juvenile Justice Bill would be today passed in the Parliament today itself. After meeting Nirbhaya's parents Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi asserted that there should not be any delay in the passage of this bill. With the Supreme Court showing its inability to prohibit the release of the juvenile in the December 16 gang-rape case in the absence of laws, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had yesterday said the ruling dispensation at the Centre is keen to pass the Juvenile Justice Bill and was also ready to bring supplementary agenda on it in the Parliament. The apex court had dismissed the petition filed by Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal against the release of the juvenile offender in the case, saying 'there has to be a clear legislative sanction' in this regard.