Juvenile Justice Amendment Act

Regressive step

Print edition : January 22, 2016

Juveniles engaged in gardening at an observation home in Puducherry, a file picture. In 1974, India evolved a national policy for the welfare of children and a year later the Integrated Child Development Services was born. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

At the Prayas Juvenile Home at Firozshah Kotla in New Delhi. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

The Ministry of Women and Child Development’s justification of the new amendment on the grounds that reformation homes are not leading to reformation is an act of doing away with 150 years of welfare-oriented policies.
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