Justice Bhat inaugurates conference on implementation of Juvenile Justice System in JK, Ladakh

SRINAGAR: Supreme Court Judge, Justice S. Ravindra Bhat today inaugurated the Fourth Round Table Conference on ‘Implementation of Juvenile System’ in the Union Territories of J&K & Ladakh here at SKICC.
The conference was organized by Juvenile Justice Committee, Supreme Court of India, Juvenile Justice Committee High Court of J&K and Ladakh in collaboration with Government of Jammu & Kashmir and supported by UNICEF.
Chief Justice High Court of J&K and Ladakh, Justice Pankaj Mithal; Chairman, Juvenile Justice Committee High Court of J&K and Ladakh, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Justice Tashi Rabastan, judges of High Court of J&k and Ladakh, Director General of Police J&K, Dilbagh Singh; Special DG Crime J&K, AK Choudhary; Secretary Social Welfare, Sheetal Nanda, Secretary Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Achal Sehti; UNICEF India Representative Yasmin Haque; Member Secretary Juvenile Justice Committee, Abdul Rashid Malik, large number of judicial officers of subordinate courts, members of Juvenile Justice Boards, member of District Child Welfare Committees, members of NGOs, social organizations and several other stakeholders participated in the conference both physically and virtually.
While delivering his inaugural address at the conference, Justice S. Ravindra Bhat expressed his gratitude to the JJ Committee J&K and Ladakh for organizing the conference and said that there is need for greater deliberations and discussions over the issues of juveniles and the children who are in conflict with the law.
He outlined that the event is a welcome and ingenious step where all the stakeholders are sitting together to deliberate upon the work already done and what more needed to be done for the protection of children.
He emphasized that all the 22 JJ Boards should be made functional in all 22 district of UTs of J&K and Ladakh for strengthening JJ system.
He commended the JJ Committee of J&K and Ladakh and said lot of things have been done and many gains and improvements are visible while more concerted efforts are needed to help us to improve by organizing such round table conferences.
He added that manpower in JJ Boards make delivery and implementation easy as we are investing in future of the country so that children become participatory citizens.

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