Government giving in to reactionary ideas

By Sagnik Dutta I Front Line I January 2, 2016 Interview with Ved Kumari, Professor of Law, University of Delhi, and Chairperson of the Delhi Judicial Academy. By Sagnik Dutta Ved Kumari is a professor of Law at the University of Delhi and the chairperson of the Delhi ..... Read More

India needs meaningful change to its justice system

Priya Virmani I The National I December 28, 2015 On December 16, 2012, the gang rape of a medical student aboard a bus in Delhi caught the attention of the international media. Young Indians took to the streets to protest, demanding justice for the victim, who succumbed ..... Read More

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

Written by Maneesh Chhibber I The Indian Express I New Delhi I December 27, 2015 Objection based on govt data, number of juveniles aged16-18 yrs accused of serious crimes not high: Balakrishnan Questioning the rationale that led Parliament to pass a new Juvenile Justice Bill, that lowers the ..... Read More

Rage of the self – righteous republic

Sanjay Hegde I The Hindu I December 26, 2015 Politicians have yielded to public outrage by allowing a juvenile aged 16, charged with committing a heinous crime, to be treated as an adult. The new Act ignores the reality of juvenile crime and disempowers the most vulnerable ..... Read More

From Now On India Will Send Its Children to Prison

By Nicole Rangel Menezes I The Wire I December 26, 2015 Last week, India took a decision to send children to prison. Children in the age group of 16-18 years of age found guilty of heinous crimes could be tried as adults in the new juvenile justice ..... Read More

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