2-day roundtable conference on juvenile justice concludes at SKICC
The 2-day ‘state roundtable conference’ on Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice Act concluded at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) here on Sunday.
On the second day of the conference, the working groups comprising judges, judicial officers, lawyers, police officials and social activists identified the problems, challenges and issues in the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act and came up with their suggestions, an official handout said.
During the deliberations, the participants stressed the need to rope in ICDS, ICPS, Anganwari workers, volunteers, village level workers, social workers and other stakeholders and utilize their services to identify vulnerable children who need attention of the society.
Experts also called for the need to conduct a survey by outreach workers including Anganwari workers and other NGOs besides involving academicians to conduct baseline research regarding the condition of juveniles and identification of the issues and problems faced by the juveniles in respective areas.
Speaking during the valedictory function, Chief Guest, Justice Madan B Lokur, Supreme Court Judge, expressed satisfaction over the outcome of the two day conference and said that the conference has been able to bring all the stakeholders together to work for the effective implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act-2013.
He said all the stakeholders have been able to sit together to identify the problems, challenges and issues and worked together to come up with solutions.
Chief Justice J&K High Court, Badar Durrez Ahmed while speaking on the occasion said all stakeholders who participated in the conference must take the snapshot of it and chalk out a plan and make their aims and objectives for future actions to be taken for effective implementation of Juvenile Justice Act.
Chief Secretary, BB Vyas while speaking on the occasion said holding of this conference “which is dedicated to our future (Children) is significant, critical and timely.”
Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta, member Juvenile Justice Committee, J&K High Court during his address called upon all the stakeholders to work in synergy to come up with an effective and conducive atmosphere for juveniles.
Special DG VK Sing also spoke on the occasion and assured that every measure will be taken by the JK Police Department being the first responders to provide a conducive environment for juveniles.
Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Chairman Juvenile Justice Committee , JK High Court presented vote of thanks. GKNN