No stigma should be attached for crimes committed as a juvenile, Supreme Court

Meera Emmanuel November 30 2019
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The Supreme Court on Friday emphasised that crimes committed when one is a juvenile must not be held against a person into adulthood, particularly when it comes to future job prospects. It was observed,

"The thrust of the legislation, i.e. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 as well as The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 is that even if a juvenile is convicted, the same should be obliterated, so that there is no stigma with regard . . .

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