Articles about Juvenile Justice Act
03 May 2021
Share information on orphaned children: NCPCR to states
The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) wrote to states and union territories on Monday, urging them to inform child protection authorities about children who have lost both parents due to COVID-19.
03 Sep 2020
SC denies bail to teen who murdered Ryan School student
The teen accused of murdering his junior inside the Ryan International School in Gurugram in 2017 was denied bail by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
09 Aug 2020
Agra man arrested after viral video shows him beating son
A man in Uttar Pradesh's Agra has been arrested for brutally thrashing his son after tying him upside down.
25 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: India's death toll touches 779; Rajasthan cases cross 2,000
The total number of deaths due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 779, while the number of infections crossed 24,400.
04 Feb 2020
For fourth-time, Karnataka police grills students over 'seditious' anti-CAA play
Students of Shaheen Urdu School in Bidar, Karnataka, are spending a lot of time with police officers, thanks to a play on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which was performed on January 21.
01 Sep 2019
New #MotorVehicleAct: Rs. 1,000 for jumping red light, and more
Heftier penalties and fines for traffic rule violations come into force today across the country as 63 clauses of the newly-amended Motor Vehicle Act will be implemented from Sunday.
01 Aug 2019
#NewsBytesExplainer: How will Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill affect you
With an eye on making Indian roads safer, Rajya Sabha passed Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on Wednesday.
03 Mar 2019
Delhi-HC asks couple to plant 100 trees over child labor
The Delhi High Court has agreed to quash an FIR against a couple, who had employed a minor for household work, and directed them to plant 100 trees and pay Rs. 1.5 lakh to the victim.
29 Dec 2018
Delhi: Girls abused inside shelter-home, chilli-powder put in private parts
On Thursday night, during a surprise visit to a shelter home run by an NGO, in Dwarka, the Delhi Commission of Women found that girls were ruthlessly abused by staff.
05 Dec 2018
Four shelter homes shut in Odisha, had no registration
Four shelter homes in Odisha have been shut down after an inquiry found that they were running without registration.
14 Oct 2018
Gujarat: Two minors held for raping teen in orphanage
Two minors have been sent to an observation home for allegedly raping a teen in an orphanage in Gujarat's Kutch district, IE reports.
14 Aug 2018
Australia resumes adoptions from India after 8yrs of suspension: WCD
Australia has resumed adoption of children from India after it was suspended eight years ago over charges of trafficking by some recognized Indian placement agencies, a WCD Ministry official said today.
05 Aug 2018
1,991 kids available for adoption in India for 20,000 prospective-parents
The number of children available for adoption in the country is 1,991, including 1,322 girls, for about 20,000 prospective parents, an RTI revealed.
03 Aug 2018
203 registered cases of children running away from shelters
As many as 203 complaints of children who ran away from observation and special homes have been registered by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) since 2015, MoS WCD Virendra Kumar informed Lok Sabha today.
02 Aug 2018
Muzaffarpur shelter-home: SC bars media from publishing minors' visuals
The SC has taken suo motu cognizance of the Muzaffapur shelter home sex abuse case. Among its first directions were instructions to media not to publish visuals of the minor victims, even in blurred or morphed form.
29 Jul 2018
Bihar shelter-home: Girls cut hands with glass to escape rape
The Muzaffarpur shelter home sex abuse racket gets more horrifying by the day. The toll of raped girls has now increased to 34.
28 Jul 2018
Pune: 36 sexually assaulted kids rescued from Madrasa, Maulana arrested
The police rescued 36 children from a madrasa in Pune's Katraj Kondhwa area after reports of sexual abuse surfaced. A maulana named Rahim has been arrested.
21 Jul 2018
Issue instructions to conduct MoCs' inspection: WCD Ministry to states
The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry has said that it has asked all states and Union Territories to issue instructions for conducting an inspection of all homes run by the Missionaries of Charity (MoC).
19 Jul 2018
Mumbai: To 'punish' Class-1 student, teacher removes his pants, arrested
A school teacher was arrested on Wednesday in Navi Mumbai and later released on bail, for stripping a Class 1 student in front of his classmates to 'punish' him.
17 Jul 2018
Illegal adoption row: Government orders inspection of childcare homes
After cases of alleged illegal adoptions carried out by childcare homes run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity (MoC) surfaced recently, the Indian Government has ordered all the states to get MoC homes inspected immediately.
11 Jul 2018
Delhi: 16 kindergarten-girls locked inside school-basement for not paying fees
A case was registered against Rabea Girls' Public School, Delhi, for allegedly locking up 16 girls, aged 4-5 years, in a basement over non-payment of fees by their parents.
26 Jun 2018
Thane: Police book school headmistress for slapping student for yawning
The Thane Rural Police has registered offenses against the headmistress of a school for allegedly slapping a Class 6 student for yawning during the morning assembly prayer, an official said.
23 Jun 2018
Magazine featuring breastfeeding woman not vulgar, Kerala HC rules
Like beauty, obscenity also lies in the beholder's eyes, said Kerala High Court while refusing to term the picture of a woman breastfeeding her baby on a magazine cover as 'vulgar'.
20 Jun 2018
For revealing identity of assaulted Dalit teens, RaGa gets notice
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has been served with showcause notice by Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) for sharing the video of Dalit teens being beaten in Maharashtra village a few days ago.
11 Jun 2018
'My past drove me to more crimes': Shakti Mills rapist
Rape often alters lives of those involved, including the perpetrators: a fact that doesn't come to the fore that often.
03 Jun 2018
Ashamed of having fourth-child, Kerala couple abandons newborn at church
A two-day-old baby was abandoned on the steps of a Kochi church as the parents feared society would shame them for having a fourth child, Kerala police revealed on Saturday.
22 May 2018
Ryan International murder: 16-year-old accused to be tried as adult
Dismissing a petition by a 16-year-old, a Gurugram court has ruled that he will be tried as an adult for murdering seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur last September.
07 Apr 2018
Delhi: Youth killed 7-year-old for resisting sodomy, arrested
A 21-year-old was recently arrested for abducting and sodomizing his seven-year-old neighbor in Delhi's Okhla Industrial area.
24 Mar 2018
Assam: Class 5 girl gang-raped, later set on fire
On Friday, in a hideous incident, a Class 5 student in Assam's Nagaon district was set on fire after allegedly being gang-raped. The girl, who suffered 90% burn injuries, passed away in a hospital at night.
12 Mar 2018
NCPCR working on better security measures for child TV artistes
The infamous Papon kissing controversy raised several questions over the security of the child TV artistes.
10 Mar 2018
Delhi: E-rickshaw driver arrested for cook's murder
Shoulders collided, argument ensued and then there was a murder - that's how the stabbing of a 35-year-old cook that happened on March 4 in Delhi's Alaknanda region can be described.
23 Feb 2018
Faridabad: Boy detained for forcibly pouring Sindur on classmate's head
A teenage boy was detained and sent to a child observation home in Faridabad after a female classmate accused him of putting "Sindur" on her head.
20 Dec 2017
Ryan murder: Juvenile to be tried as adult, but why?
The 16-year-old Class 11 student accused of the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur will be tried as an adult, the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) has ruled.
09 Nov 2017
Pradyuman murder: CBI seeks juvenile's remand to recreate crime scene
After the arrest of a Class XI student for the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, the CBI sought his remand so it could reconstruct the crime scene.
26 Oct 2017
One juvenile arrested for rape every 4 hours in India
It's not just adult men who rape or molest.
12 Oct 2017
Juvenile found guilty in 2013 Patna, Bodh Gaya serial blasts
A juvenile has been found guilty of being involved in multiple blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya in 2013.
17 Sep 2017
Do you feel your children are safe in schools?
When a seven-year-old was found with his throat slit at a prominent Gurugram school, people were shocked.
05 Jul 2017
DU: Third cut-off list to be released on 7th July
Many Delhi University colleges will release their third cut-off list on Friday, a drop of up to 2% in most courses is expected.
08 May 2017
The reality of juvenile crimes in India
The number of juvenile delinquents has risen by leaps and bounds in the last few years. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 23,25,575 cases were registered against juveniles under IPC crimes in 2011.
07 May 2017
SC: Every child must have welfare benefits
The Supreme Court broadened the ambit of the Juvenile Justice Act stating that every child in need must get welfare benefits.