Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicJuvenile Justice Act

Topic: Juvenile Justice Act

Rahul Gandhi tweet on child ‘rape’ victim is back up for world, not for India: Twitter to HC

In letter sent to NCPCR and included in affidavit before Delhi HC, Twitter said Gandhi's tweet was reinstated globally on evidence that minor child’s parents had approved of it.

Juvenile Justice Act ‘inadequate’, allows delinquents to commit heinous offences, says MP HC

Denying bail to a boy accused in a rape case, the court said pains to observe that the Legislature has still not learnt any lesson from the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder.

Bill to amend juvenile justice law introduced in Lok Sabha

As per the Cabinet decision, the DM and ADM in every district will get the power to monitor functions of agencies responsible for the implementation of the Act.

Cabinet approves amendments to Juvenile Justice Act, empowers DMs to issue adoption orders

Union Minister Smriti Irani also announced that certain crimes by children will not fall under ‘heinous’ category, thus ensuring that they are not tried in adult courts.

Row in Kashmir over viral photo of kid sitting on grandfather’s corpse after militant attack

A 65-year-old civil contractor died in Kashmir Wednesday following a militant attack on CRPF personnel. His family claims he was dragged out of his car and killed.

Convict in Nirbhaya gangrape case moves Delhi High Court claiming he was juvenile in 2012

Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case, alleges that his ossification test was not conducted at the time of the investigation.

Juvenile in Delhi Mercedes hit-and-run case to be tried as an adult

Three years after he killed a 32-year-old man, a Delhi court has dismissed the youth's plea to be tried as a juvenile. He is 21 now.

Putting kids up for adoption may soon earn shelters money

Childcare institutes are often reluctant to sign up for adoptions because they fear losing the government grant they get for each child.

Women & child welfare ministry wants adoptions to be granted by district magistrates

Maneka Gandhi also directs states to ensure that all child-care institutions are registered and linked to CARA within a month.

‘Too many checks and balances could reduce adoption rates’

Experts argue current adoption norms are extremely bureaucratic and prospective parents get tired of the waiting process and give up.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.