Protection of Juveniles: A critical study in Indian and international perspective
Dr. Jai Shankar Ojha, Ayushi Rastogi
The provocation for selecting this topic for a detailed analysis is to present issues relating to the study of children under Juvenile Justice System in India. This paper gives the perspective in the light of which the detailed children right has to be made. The concept of the juvenile justice system was derived from the concept of juvenile delinquency. The young children fail to understand the abnormal situations of life. They are not easily amenable to the legal framework and the processes of criminal law. The Juvenile Justice System, therefore, is designed to fit the needs of care and protection of the children and the child in conflict with the law only. One principal role of the Juvenile Justice System has been to provide specialised and preventive treatment services for children. The nation’s children are a supremely important asset. Their need and care are our responsibility. Therefore, it is imperative for us to uplift children. Children are forever innocent and they are unaware of good and bad. In addition, they are not physically and mentally fit than adults. Children became good citizens, physically fit, mentally alert and morally healthy, endowed with the skills and motivations needed by society. Equal opportunities for development of all children during the period of growth should be our aim, for this would serve our larger purpose of reducing inequality and ensuring social justice.