No Prison for Children

New Juvenile Justice Act to come into force from today

Written by Shalini Nair I The Indian Express I New Delhi I January 15, 2016 The Act, passed by the Rajya Sabha in the winter session of Parliament, received President Pranab Mukherjee’s assent on December 31. The Juvenile Justice Act, which allows children aged 16 ..... Read More

Delhi gangrape: Amends to Juvenile Justice Act need to come from a place of knowledge, not blood-thirst

By Vishnupriya Bhandaram I First Post I December 22, 2015 Crime, usually that of rape, sexual violence or violence against a particular gender has a social aspect which tends to get overlooked in most discussions, primarily because as consumers of crime news, it becomes tough to ..... Read More

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

Written by Maneesh Chhibber | The Indian Express | New Delhi | 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 ..... Read More

Delhi gang rape: Second chance for teenage rapist?

BBC News I December 15, 2015 Three years after the brutal gang rape – and subsequent death – of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a bus in the Indian capital, one of her rapists – a minor at the time of the crime – is set to ..... Read More

Draconian and ineffective

Written by Swagata Raha and Shruthi Ramakrishnan I The Indian Express I December 25, 2015 Drastic legislative measures in response to the spike in sexual crimes against children distract public attention from executive and judicial failures to ensure justice for child victims The responses from different ..... Read More

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