Articles about Juvenile Justice Act

Share information on orphaned children: NCPCR to states

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.

SC denies bail to teen who murdered Ryan School student

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.

Agra man arrested after viral video shows him beating son

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.

Coronavirus: India's death toll touches 779; Rajasthan cases cross 2,000

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.

For fourth-time, Karnataka police grills students over 'seditious' anti-CAA play

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.

New #MotorVehicleAct: Rs. 1,000 for jumping red light, and more

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.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How will Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill affect you

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.

Delhi-HC asks couple to plant 100 trees over child labor

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.

Delhi: Girls abused inside shelter-home, chilli-powder put in private parts

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.

Four shelter homes shut in Odisha, had no registration

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.

Gujarat: Two minors held for raping teen in orphanage

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.

Australia resumes adoptions from India after 8yrs of suspension: WCD

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.

1,991 kids available for adoption in India for 20,000 prospective-parents

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.

203 registered cases of children running away from shelters

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.

Muzaffarpur shelter-home: SC bars media from publishing minors' visuals

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.

Bihar shelter-home: Girls cut hands with glass to escape rape

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.

Pune: 36 sexually assaulted kids rescued from Madrasa, Maulana arrested

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.

Issue instructions to conduct MoCs' inspection: WCD Ministry to states

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).

Mumbai: To 'punish' Class-1 student, teacher removes his pants, arrested

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.

Illegal adoption row: Government orders inspection of childcare homes

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.

Delhi: 16 kindergarten-girls locked inside school-basement for not paying fees

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.

Thane: Police book school headmistress for slapping student for yawning

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.

Magazine featuring breastfeeding woman not vulgar, Kerala HC rules

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'.

For revealing identity of assaulted Dalit teens, RaGa gets notice

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.

'My past drove me to more crimes': Shakti Mills rapist

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.

Ashamed of having fourth-child, Kerala couple abandons newborn at church

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.

Ryan International murder: 16-year-old accused to be tried as adult

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.

Delhi: Youth killed 7-year-old for resisting sodomy, arrested

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.

Assam: Class 5 girl gang-raped, later set on fire

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.

NCPCR working on better security measures for child TV artistes

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.

Delhi: E-rickshaw driver arrested for cook's murder

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.

Faridabad: Boy detained for forcibly pouring Sindur on classmate's head

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.

Ryan murder: Juvenile to be tried as adult, but why?

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.

Pradyuman murder: CBI seeks juvenile's remand to recreate crime scene

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.

One juvenile arrested for rape every 4 hours in India

26 Oct 2017

One juvenile arrested for rape every 4 hours in India

It's not just adult men who rape or molest.

Juvenile found guilty in 2013 Patna, Bodh Gaya serial blasts

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.

Do you feel your children are safe in schools?

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.

DU: Third cut-off list to be released on 7th July

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.

The reality of juvenile crimes in India

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.

SC: Every child must have welfare benefits

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.