Mahila Dakshata Samiti organised a seminar on juvenile age in the city on Saturday with the aim of discussing the one issue that has brought the nation together, but left it divided in opinion — juvenile age limit.
“We have trusted the laws for too long, but they are not as powerful as people think it to be. Amending a section of the law will not reduce the number of crimes in the country. Parents, teachers and friends need to take responsibility here to bring about real change,” said former chief justice of Kerala V S Malimath.
Citing the example of Mahatma Gandhi, Malimath said the values which won the country independence have eroded today.
Commissioner of Police Raghavendra Auradkar explained the role of police in the juvenile justice system. He said child trafficking and criminals using juveniles for their purposes are the biggest concerns of the police department today.
In both cases, the criminals take advantage of the loopholes in the juvenile justice system. He added that socio-economic development is the key to resolving the crisis.