Editorials, GS-2, Public Admin 2

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Context Recently the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by both Houses of Parliament with an objective of stopping the rampant sexual abuse of children. It seeks to provide more stringent punishment, including death penalty, for sexual crimes against children. The present bill is welcome in certain respects as it specifically defines… Continue reading Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Editorials, GS-2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

A crumbling idea of progress—Child Labour

2001 National Census– More than 12 million children in the age group 5-14 are engaged in exploitative occupations that are detrimental to their rights and to the full development of their potentials 168 million child labourers, 59 million out-of-school children and 15 million girls under 15 are forced to marry every year ILO: 5.7 million… Continue reading A crumbling idea of progress—Child Labour

GS-2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Aim: To generate awareness and improve efficiency of delivery of welfare services meant for women Launched on 22 January 2015 with an initial corpus of Rs. 100 crore Joint initiative of Ministries of Women & Child Development, Health & Human Resource Development Districts Identified The three criteria for selection of districts: Districts below the national… Continue reading Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Editorials, GS-1, GS-2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

Neuroscience and the Juvenile Legislation

Article Link The Rajya Sabha, last week, cleared the Juvenile Justice (Amendment) Bill that allows juveniles between ages 16 and 18 years who are charged with heinous offences to be tried as adults. The popular outcry to reduce the age of criminal responsibility to 16 years had become louder post the ‘Nirbhaya’ case. Noticeably,Neuroscience was… Continue reading Neuroscience and the Juvenile Legislation

Editorials, GS-2, Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

Extreme justice is often injustice

While television anchors have harangued us about how juvenile crime has risen by 47 per cent, they have failed to inform us that actual juvenile crime is still less than 2 per cent of reported crime figures. Second, most of it is non-violent crime and often the result of vagrancy. Most importantly, most children in… Continue reading Extreme justice is often injustice