Sunday, 22 May, 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.

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