Juvenile legislation provides for a distinct system to deal with all children who have committed offences, irrespective of the crime committed. Reformation and rehabilitation as opposed to punishment is the essence of juvenile justice – treatment of a child who has committed an offence depends on the child’s circumstances, and not solely on the nature of the offence.
“A cardinal principle of the criminal justice system is that, an accused person is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and the prosecution has the burden to prove the necessary facts beyond reasonable doubt to prove guilty. This principle is also considered a basic right of the accused person in our legal system. Even the Supreme Court of India had observed that the presumption of innocence is a human right.[1] One thing that a responsible citizen should bear in mind that suspicion, however grave that might be, can never take place of proof.”
Acting on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), Punjab High court and Haryana High court have ordered the state Director General of Police (DGP) to act against Jalandhar police who abused three minor boys in illegal custody. "In   view   of   the  ...
All political parties in India talk about “inclusive growth”. Our economists talk about our world ranking in GDP, per capita GDP, composite measure of welfare, corruption index, the level of technology and other esoteric economic indicators. Interestingly, however, the role of a country’s government for the economic security of its citizens is a relatively recent phenomenon.
The National Crime Records Bureau under the Ministry of Home Affairs has circulated a new template to all states for capturing statistics related to crime. The new template now has a section to capture the attacks on RTI/Social Activists,...
CHANDIGARH: As many as 21 women had died of kerosene-operated stove burn injuries in the past more than three years, revealed the Chandigarh Police in reply to an RTI query filed by Ravinder Singh Dhull, the director of the...
The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued guidelines for the Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF), aimed at encouraging the states to seriously implement the victim compensation schemes. These guidelines are a result of the directions of the Supreme Court...

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