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Magazine titled “Juveniles’ Fora” launched at Baramulla

BARAMULLA, 01 APRIL: In a bid to highlight various legislations and conventions meant for the welfare and rehabilitation of children in conflict with law, Principal District and Sessions Judge Rajesh Shekri and State Mission Director Integrated Child Protection Services (ICPS) G A Sofi in presence of Principal Magistrate Juvenile Justice Board Fayaz Ahmad Qureshi today launched a magazine titled “Juveniles’ Fora” during a function organized here at Dak Bungalow.

The magazine, which is the first of its kind has been published by ICPS in collaboration with Juvenile Justice Board Baramulla. It contains literary work of various legal experts and reflects the contribution of various forums and committees towards juvenile care and rehabilitation.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajesh Shekri said that juveniles in conflict with law need utmost care and protection for their psychological and mental development. He emphasized upon all the stakeholders to treat children with love and affection and create a conducive environment so that their protection is ensured.

Complimenting the role played by the JJ Board towards dispensation of justice to the juveniles, Rajesh Shekri enumerated slew of directions and commitments issued by the Supreme court and High court for the care and protection of children. Meanwhile, he stressed for awareness dissemination at different levels and exhorted upon different agencies to comply by these commitments.

G A Sofi, during his address enlisted the achievements made towards child welfare and said that about 2465 cases in the State pertaining to juveniles have been registered among which 469 cases were disposed off while as the rest are in different phases of execution. He further added that in Baramulla, 263 cases were registered among which 49 cases have been disposed off.

Principal Magistrate JJB Fayaz Ahmad Qureshi, the main architect of the initiative highlighted the contribution of the Board towards rehabilitation of Juveniles in conflict with law. He presented a brief description of the magazine and said that the literary work is a step forward in projecting the legislations meant for their welfare. He also highlighted various child rights enshrined in the constitution and other international conventions. Moreover, he stressed for effective implementation of the provisions of Juvenile Justice Act 2013 so that speedy, cost free and efficient justice is delivered.

First additional Sessions Judge Naseer Ahmad Dar, ADC Baramulla Mohammad Ahsan Mir, Sub Judge and Secretary DLSA Faizan Ul Haque Iqbal, District Information, CMO, CEO, DSWO, DySP Hqr, Senior Advocvates, members of the JJB besides other persons associated with the Judicary were also present on the occasion.

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