Delhi High Court asks the Delhi government to set up three juvenile justice boards
The High Court of Delhi demands from the AAP government to establish three juvenile justice boards within two years. The order proceeded in 2013 when a case of vandalism occurred at a juvenile detention center in Majnu Ka Tila over charges of maltreatment.
The state is organizing three juvenile justice boards at Dwarka, Sewa Kutir and Alipur to tackle the matter of these areas and set up juvenile justice boards in all districts of the capital. A bench comprising Justice Subramonium Prasad and Chief Justice Satish Chandra gave the order on Tuesday.The Delhi government is asked to complete the project within a timeframe of two years from 5 July 2023.
Currently , there are six juvenile justice boards,11 child welfare committees and 21 government-operated child-care institutions in the national capital Delhi. Officials of the Court’s Juvenile Justice Committee visited the Majnu ka Tila after the incident of fire inside the residence by lightning blankets and a car was also damaged.
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The official report shows that the inmates accused the administration of treating them badly, not giving meals on time. The High Court had ordered an inquiry into the matter and had also proposed to take corrective analysis, after which various orders were passed from time to time.
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