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Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children 2015: Govt.

Central Government has notified guidelines issued by the Central Adoption Resource Authority providing for the regulation of adoption of orphan, abandoned or surrendered children. http://goo.gl/dN4O8L The main features of the ‘Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children 2015’ include: provisions for linking … Continue reading

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True test of ‘juvenility’ is age and not mental maturity of the offender: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to ‘read down’ the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 (“Act”) to understand that the true test of ‘juvenility’ is not the age but in the level of mental … Continue reading

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Muslims allowed to adopt a child: SC

In a much awaited judgment, a Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India gave Muslims the right to adopt a child despite their personal laws prohibiting it, however, the Court stopped short of declaring the right to adopt or … Continue reading

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Magistrates to follow guidelines in case of juveniles: SC

In an attempt to prevent a situation where an accused is subjected to a trial by a regular Court having criminal jurisdiction but he or she is later found to be a juvenile, the Supreme Court of India gave the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court issue guidelines on the question of when should a claim of juvenility be recognised

A larger Bench of the Supreme Court of India issued the following guidelines on the question of when should a claim of juvenility be recognised and sent for determination when it is raised for the first time in appeal or … Continue reading

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Opinion of the medical experts will have to be given precedence over the shaky evidence in juvenile cases: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that in a circumstance where the trial court itself could not arrive at a conclusive finding regarding the age of the accused, the opinion of the medical experts based on x-ray and ossification test … Continue reading

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