Judge raises concern over rise in juvenile crime rate

There has been increase in crime rate in the country. Along with this, there has been unprecedented rise in juvenile delinquency cases, said High Court Judge and Juvenile Justice Committee President Huluvadi G Ramesh.

Speaking at a one-day workshop on Juvenile Justice Act organised by the Legal Services Authority, district administration, Zilla Panchayat, Bar Association, Information department and Women and Child Welfare department here on Sunday, he said that the government or department alone can not check juvenile delinquency cases. The citizens should work towards protecting the children. Children are the future of the country. The society has a responsibility to guide the children and make them better citizens of the country. He said “nutritious food and quality education should be imparted to children.”

Additional DC M L Vaishali said that all the departments should work in coordination for the protection of children. The society should be committed to provide justice to the children. District and Sessions Judge H S Kamala said that children undergo tremendous pressure in this modern world. Only laws can not make the life of children easy.

The citizens and parents have a greater role to play. There is a need to check crime against children.

Principal Senior Civil Judge B Jayanth Kumar, State Legal Services Authority Deputy Secretary Ashok Nijagannavar, ZP CEO Priyanka Mary Francis among others were present.
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