Juvenile Justice Act: SCOC official urges Governor to nominate chairperson

Juvenile Justice Act: SCOC official urges Governor to nominate chairperson

SRINAGAR: Selection cum Oversight Committee (SCOC) formed under the J&K Juvenile Justice Act has requested Governor Satyapal Malik to nominate the chairperson for the committee so that vacant posts in CWCs and JJBs are filled up. Member, SCOC, Rajiv Khajuria, who met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here Thursday apprised him about […]

The Nature of the ICPS and the Juvenile Justice Act

By Muzamil Bashir Children are the future of a society. They are the seeds who blossom to be the flowers of tomorrow. If they are properly nourished in a stress free ambiance, they can bring laurels. The children also have a fundamental right to live under dedicated care. The protection of children especially in conflict […]

HC raps govt over juvenile justice act lapses

HC raps govt over juvenile justice act lapses

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday came down heavily on state authorities for failing to meet requirements in terms of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2013. “We are not willing to simply go on adjourning this matter while the Child Care Institutions in the state are completely un-operational and unable to serve the […]

Rajouri set to become JK’s first district to fully comply with JJA norms

Rajouri set to become JK’s first district to fully comply with JJA norms

RAJOURI: Rajouri will soon become the first district in Jammu and Kashmir to be fully complying with all the laid down provisions of Juvenile Justice Act (JJA) and having all the structures and institutions provided under the Act. This was stated in a meeting chaired by Chairperson Selection Committee, Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi which was […]

Justice Juvenile System in J&K: Need to Renovate the Crippled System

Justice Juvenile System in J&K: Need to Renovate the Crippled System

Muzamil Bashir The three decade old conflict has etched deep bruises on the minds of children in the conflict beleaguered Kashmir. The children in the conflict torn areas are the worst. Vulnerability to psychological disorders encrypt deeply in the younger generations because of the conflict. These children have always been in the need of special […]

SCPS 3rd EC meet: Secy SWD approves annual budget for ‘juvenile justice system’ implementation

SCPS 3rd EC meet: Secy SWD approves annual budget for ‘juvenile justice system’ implementation

JAMMU: Secretary Social Welfare Department (SWD), Farooq Ahmad Lone on Tuesday chaired the third executive committee (EC) meeting of State Child Protection Society (SCPS) during which annual budget for implementation of Juvenile Justice System was approved. The meeting took several major decisions, including immediate setting up of shelter homes in rented buildings at Jammu and […]

55% of juveniles in conflict with law are ‘stone-pelters’

55% of juveniles in conflict with law are ‘stone-pelters’

Srinagar: Nearly 900 children sent to Kashmir’s lone Juvenile Observation Home since 2011 were accused in “stone-pelting” cases. They constitute above 55 percent of the total number of juveniles who stayed in the home in the past eight years. According to officials, the Observation Home at Harwan received nearly 1,626 kids between September 23, 2011, […]

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