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“The words ‘Children’s Court’ and ‘Court of Sessions’ in JJ Act, 2015 and the Rules thereunder were directed to be read interchangeably. Primarily jurisdiction vests in the Children’s Court. However, without the constitution of such Children’s Court in the district, the power to be exercised under the Act is vested with the Court of Sessions.”

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The High Court stated that rights of child adopted by Indian Citizens in Uganda, which is a non-signatory to Hague Convention, cannot be left marooned.

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“Generally, prospective adoptive parents have to wait for 3-4 years for getting ‘a healthy and young child’ due to the huge mismatch in the number of registered PAPs and children available for adoption.”

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However, the Commission was of the view that it is not advisable to tinker with the existing age of consent under the POCSO Act.

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Bombay High Court explained that trying a child below 18 years before Juvenile Justice Board is a rule and trying a child above 16 years as an adult before Regular Court is an exception.

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Kerala High Court started with a quote by — Mitch Albom which reads as “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this Earth.”

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The Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court stated that revisionary power under Juvenile Justice Act vests only with the High Court

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    Kerala High Court: V. G. Arun, J., allowed medical termination of 28-week pregnancy of a 14-year-old girl. The mother of

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Bombay High Court: M.G. Sewlikar, J., held that, in terms of Section 15 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children)

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Rajasthan High Court: Sandeep Mehta, J., allowed the revision application, granted bail and set aside the impugned orders. The facts of the

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The information provided by the State Governments/Union Territories on the ‘Bal Swaraj’ Portal upto 05.06.2021 shows that there are 30,071 children who have become orphans or have lost one parent or abandoned.

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“The death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what one dies inside us while we live.”

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Sikkim High Court: Meenakshi Madan Rai, J., rejected a bail application wherein the Petitioner, Principal of a School, aged about 58  years,

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Allahabad High Court: J.J. Munir, J., directed that the minor in the instant case who stated that she married the accused of

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Allahabad High Court: The Full Bench of Sanjay Yadav, Mahesh Chandra Tripathi and Siddhartha Varma, JJ., in a very significant ruling expressed

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Punjab and Haryana High Court: Jai Shree Thakur J., set aside the impugned order and allowed the appeal. The facts of the

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Delhi High Court: Prathiba M. Singh, J., held that a Canadian Adoption Agency which was recognised for a very long period of

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Patna High Court: In an application challenging the order of rejection of bail passed by Additional Sessions Judge, Ashwani Kumar Singh, J.,

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Madras High Court: P.T. Asha, J., addressed a matter in relation to adoption and modification in the birth certificate of a minor in

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Supreme Court: Taking suo motu cognizance of the issue where 35 out of 57 children in a Protection Home at Royapuram, Chennai