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SC to examine definition of �juvenile� in Act

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Feb 4 � The Supreme Court today decided to examine the constitutional validity of the definition of �juvenile� in the Juvenile Justice Act which equates offenders with minor, even if they are merely few weeks less than 18 years of age, irrespective of the gravity of crime, reports PTI.

The issue assumes significance in the wake of gangrape and assault of a 23-year-old girl here on December 16 in a moving bus as the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in a fast track court has mentioned that a 17-year-and-seven month minor, who was among the six accused in the case, was most brutal.

The apex court sought the assistance of Attorney General G E Vahanvati to examine the issues raised in the petition which also sought striking down of the definition of juvenile from the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.

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SC to examine definition of �juvenile� in Act

NEW DELHI, Feb 4 � The Supreme Court today decided to examine the constitutional validity of the definition of �juvenile� in the Juvenile Justice Act which equates offenders with minor, even if they are merely few weeks less than 18 years of age, irrespective of the gravity of crime, reports PTI.

The issue assumes significance in the wake of gangrape and assault of a 23-year-old girl here on December 16 in a moving bus as the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in a fast track court has mentioned that a 17-year-and-seven month minor, who was among the six accused in the case, was most brutal.

The apex court sought the assistance of Attorney General G E Vahanvati to examine the issues raised in the petition which also sought striking down of the definition of juvenile from the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.

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