The Union Cabinet on Wednesday went ahead and cleared a proposal to try juveniles between 16-18 accused of heinous crimes under laws for adults. The amendments in the proposal calls for juveniles to be tried under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) instead of the Juvenile Justice Act.
In June, a 14-year-old boy was arrested after he threw a rock at police during a political rally in New Mexico. Prosecutors stated that the boy.
for reducing gaps between the juvenile and adult justice systems; sentencing guidelines and graduated The debate continues, as do attempts to modify .. more than 20 policy issues (National Juvenile Defender Center, 2005-2007).