India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 22, 2015
Overruling the recommendations of a parliamentary panel, the government today went ahead with a proposal to try juveniles in the age group of 16 to 18 years accused of heinous crimes under laws for adults.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday April 10, 2015
Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi today opposed the proposal to lower the legally defined age of "juvenile" but called for special measures to deal with heinous crimes committed by teenagers.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 4, 2014
The government today made it clear that it is not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years but is proposing changes in processes related to the treatment of heinous offences committed by those in 16 to 18 age group.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 7, 2014
UNICEF India today expressed concern over the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act, under which minors above the age of 16 involved in a serious crime can be tried in an adult court, and said such a decision was a "real step back".
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava | Wednesday August 6, 2014
The cabinet has approved a draft bill to amend the Juvenile Justice Act, through which minors above the age of 16 who are accused of heinous crimes like rape and murder can be tried as adults. But in view of concerns about child rights, the decision on whether a minor would be tried as an adult has been left to the Juvenile Justice Board.
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday July 30, 2014
A draft bill to try minors above the age of 16 years - accused of heinous crimes including rape and murder - as adults, is all set to go to the cabinet for approval. If approved, the bill will pave the way for an amendment in the Juvenile Justice Act.
India News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Saturday August 31, 2013
Ahead of the verdict on the youngest accused in the Delhi gang-rape, the parents of the 23-year-old girl who was assaulted and raped by six men in a moving bus say they would be denied closure if one of their daughter's killers got off lightly.
Cities | Harsha Kumari Singh | Saturday July 20, 2013
Kota, famous for IIT coaching in the country, is now witnessing rise in juvenile crimes. Police say over one lakh students, mostly between 13 to 16 years of age, who come here to study in different coaching institutes are more vulnerable to bad influences because of an unstructured environment.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday July 17, 2013
The Supreme Court has refused to reduce the age for being considered juvenile to 16 years and has said that even those accused of heinous crimes, but below 18 years of age, will continue to be tried by a juvenile board under the Juvenile Justice Act, and not by a regular trial court.
India News | Written by Sutapa Deb | Saturday February 16, 2013
The Delhi gang-rape case two months ago brought the issue of juvenile justice into sharp focus. So far, the debates have looked at the law in a negative context, and revisited the age limit angle. An important dimension of the law, reform and rehabilitation, has been ignored. India Matters examines this aspect through the eyes of two former juvenil...
India News | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Monday January 28, 2013
A magistrate at Delhi's Juvenile Justice Board is expected to decide whether the school certificate of the sixth accused in the Delhi gang-rape case is valid or not today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 7, 2013
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday suggested change in laws against heinous crimes like rape with provision of speedy trial and favoured reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years in view of the spate of crimes being committed by youngsters.
India News | Associated Press | Wednesday January 2, 2013
A bone test is being conducted to confirm the age of a juvenile suspect in custody for the fatal assault and gang-rape of a young woman, while prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the other five men arrested with him, police said on Tuesday.
Top Stories | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 29, 2009
Medical tests reveal that Ajmal Amir Qasab, prime accused in Mumbai terror attack case, is above 20 years in age and not a juvenile as claimed by him.