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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

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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.

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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.

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The Elders Rush In

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Juvenile Justice Bill: Refer Bill to select committee, MPs write to Hamid Ansari

The Bill is listed for consideration in Rajya Sabha.

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16 to 18: LS passes bill redefining a juvenile’s age in serious crimes

Under the proposed law, any juvenile aged between 16 and 18 will stay in a borstal, till the age of 21.

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Juvenile injustice

Undue haste in pressing ahead with the bill in the face of dissent is intriguing.

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Juvenile Justice Bill: MPs oppose treating 16-yr-olds as adults

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said laws cannot be ‘based on one instance alone’.

Juvenile Justice Bill likely to be introduced in Lok Sabha this week

In 2013, 933 cases of kidnapping and abduction were registered against juveniles, which was 704 in 2012.