History of Juvenile Justice in India
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History of Juvenile Justice in India

As per the NCRB, last year, minors in the country committed a total of 30,555 crimes; Delhi is 6th on the list, with over 2,340 cases involving minors. In 2020, the cases registered against minors exceeded 2,643.

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Pune Porsche Accident: Story So Far
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Pune Porsche Accident: Story So Far

In a tragic incident in Pune, a 17-year-old driving a Porsche while drunk hit a motorbike and killed two people in Pune. The case drew a lot of public anger when the Juvenile Justice Board granted the minor bail just 15 hours after his arrest. 

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How is the Age of a Juvenile Accused Determined in India?
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How is the Age of a Juvenile Accused Determined in India?

Ever wondered how the law decides if someone is old enough to be held criminally responsible? In the infamous Nirbhaya rape case of 2012, one of the four convicts was a minor, and he was never charged as an adult. There was a public outcry as to why a 17-year-old committing a serious crime shouldn't be treated the same as adults. Are we truly equipped to draw the line between adolescence and adulthood in the eyes of the law? 

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