Child and punishment

This article discusses how the re-enactment of the Juvenile Justice Act is linked to the “moral panic”, which struck the government in the wake of public outrage post the Delhi gang rape. The author argues that the new Juvenile Justice bill deprives children of the protection granted to them by the former Act, and criticizes its provisions on rehabilitation as the Bill does not provide a conducive environment for conduct of trials and levies retributive punishment for some cases.

 

Read the full article authored by Aparna Ravi here.

Cite:

'Child and punishment' (17 Jul 2014) <https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/child-and-punishment/> accessed on 26 May 2019