Licence to commit crime ?? – The Juvenile Act @India – Think Again

Greetings Readers,

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We live in a world where a lot of species prevail and the most abhorrent and sordid among them are the rapists & murderers.

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Recently, one of the convicts was set free, who was the only minor among those who were found guilty in the Delhi Rape case ( 16th December 2012 ).

News channels have started their common praxis of debating into finding who is onus for this. Every channel gets into the rat race to showcase debate and their conclusions.

But, who has suffered ?

Is it the girl who got raped ? Well yes she was the acute sufferer and may her soul rest in peace. But she was not alone, everyday in world , women are getting raped. It is more alarming than Global Warming. What will you do if the social environment is not safe despite of living in a smart city ?

But who is at fault ?

The government ?

Yes it is undoubtedly. If the Juvenile act would have been amended near around 2005 when there was an alarming increase in the criminals falling in  the age group of 16-18. WRONG !

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 is the primary legal framework for juvenile justice in India. The act provides for a special approach towards the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency and provides a framework for the protection, treatment and rehabilitation of children in the purview of the juvenile justice system. This law, brought in compliance of the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), repealed the earlier Juvenile Justice Act of 1986 after India signed and ratified the UNCRC in 1992. This act has been further amended in 2006 and 2010. The Government of India is once again contemplating bringing further amendments and a review committee has been constituted by Ministry of Women and Child Development which is reviewing the existing legislation

Yes the JJA has been amended a couple of times, but still the rape cases went on increasing. Everywhere in news, they are making Rajya Sabha guilty of not amending the JJA earlier with new firm punishments and exceptions.

The thing is, we as Humans are very shallow from inside, we only see what we want to see and hear what is pleasant to our ears.

No doubt , Government is at fault. It has not been effective in establishing new courts. There is a never ending list of cases which is pending from decades. In India, most of the cases get their final verdict after the people who are involved have already died a long time ago.

Oh, ya right. Now you will start blaming the Delhi Police. Of course, you must. Somewhere, they have been incompetent in protecting us. WRONG !

They are trying their level best to make the environment safe for you all to live in. Atleast 70% of the department is. There are only 85000 policemen, out of those 45000 are assigned to protect the VIPS. So only 40,000 Policemen to protect 18,248,290 people of Delhi. ie. One Delhi Policeman is protecting 456 Delhiites.

This is why the crimes are inclining so rapidly as we have lack of defence forces. Again WRONG !
We have all the defence we need. ” WE “. Why we need to depend on our police system to protect us. Yes it is their moral duty to safeguard the citizens and their property and getting criminals to trials in courts, and they are trying hard to fulfil it.

Its not the Juvenile Justice Act which is giving a licence to criminals, its WE.

But the QUESTION remains the same ? What is the solution ?

The solution is WE, the youth. If we decide to stop any crime happening near around us. There will be no need of sitting at INDIA GATE for a candle march. Yes, we need to support the victims but primarily we need to stop the crimes. Again it is 456 of us against 1 criminal.

We hope that today the Rajya Sabha will pass the amendments and Juvenile Justice Act will decrease the age from 18 to 16 and make additions to enforce law strictly.

But it is you, who need to buckle up against the crimes. Lets pledge today that We won’t let anyone tease or rape a woman. lets make Delhi a RAPE Free city. It is very challenging but not impossible.

And trust me its far better than watching news and debates over the same thing again & again.

Aim to Protect the women

Act within time and when needed to protect them

Achieve the safety of your loved ones

You and your family will be safe , when Delhi will be safe. So make it.

AIM , ACT , ACHIEVE

Share this article as much as possible and Pledge to protect Women and DELHI.

Harsh Sirohi
Author,
The Hypocrite World

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Licence to commit crime ?? – The Juvenile Act @India – Think Again

  1. TSP says:

    This is such a complex topic and you’ve outlined some very good points. I’ve heard about the protests in India against the release of the juvenile offender but again I don’t think that’s the solution.

    I believe three factors can deter crime without changing societal mentality which is punishment that is swift, severe and certain. If a punishment is severe but won’t be carried out for years it loses it’s impact. If an offender can avoid punishment by any means ( I.e. paying an officer) that too undermines morality in society. However, when these two conditions are satisfied and when heinous crimes are addressed quickly it demonstrates what will not be accepted in society. Consequently, people are deterred because there is no escaping the punishment.

    I’m a crime, law and deviance honors graduate so this was what I studied for most of my university career. In my opinion this an effective way to bring about change.

    Great article! Keep the thought-provoking ideas coming 🙂

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  2. gratificationnotgratified says:

    3 years to this incident ,and now yet we have another same case, this girl from Kerala’s Kuruppampady village was dreaming to become a lawyer ,and apart from being smothered and strangulated suffered 38 major injuries . Yes , another girl DIED a tragic death. No matter what , nirbhaya’s are still dying here , it’s a man’s world and we can’t do anything about it. Sad but true!

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