Legal notice asks govt to probe violation of juvenile rights at JDCs

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:03, Oct 02,2020


A legal notice was served to the government asking it to form a high-powered committee in three days to probe the violation of fundamental rights of inmates of the three Juvenile Development Centres in the country.

Supreme Court lawyer Manoj Kumar Bhowmick, also a rights activist, sent the legal notice to the social welfare secretary and the director general of the department of social services.

The lawyer said in the notice that the committee was also needed to find out the unscrupulous officials of the centres responsible for the violation of fundamental rights of the juvenile and take appropriate action against them.

He referred to a newspaper report published on Tuesday under the headline ‘No better than a jail’, which described the violation of fundamental rights of children and their

miserable condition at the Juvenile Development Centres.

The lawyer said that he would file a writ petition seeking necessary directives if the respondents did not respond to the notice.

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