State’s juvenile justice system still in infancy: DGP -
State’s juvenile justice system still in infancy: DGP
Posted 12 Feb 2017 02:57 PM


Director General of Police (DGP) Shesh Paul Vaid said the juvenile justice system in the state was still in its infancy. He claimed that no minor was detained under the Public Safety Act in the Valley last year.
“We are far behind in juvenile justice as compared to other states,” he said while speaking at a seminar on child protection in Srinagar.
He said Rajasthan had a police university which had a separate wing that trained people on how to deal with children who resorted to violence. “We have one juvenile home in Kashmir and another in Jammu. We have seen some children fleeing their homes. The juvenile justice system is in infancy and we have a long way to go,” Vaid said.
State Mission Director, Integrated Child Development Services, Talat Pervaiz, who was also present in the audience, requested the DGP for his help in implementing juvenile justice.
“Our district SSPs will be in touch and provide all help to the Social Welfare Department,” Vaid said.
Later talking to reporters, the DGP said that a lot of young boys had taken to the streets during the unrest last year. “They need to be dealt with humanly,” he said.
Vaid said the major problem now was of children falling prey to drug abuse.

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