Special training programme regarding Juvenile Justice Act held at DPL
Srinagar, May 03: Special interaction- cum- training programme for juvenile officers of police stations of District police Srinagar was held today at DPL Srinagar.
SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray-IPS was the chief guest on the occassion.Chairperson CWC(Child Welfare Committee) Munazah Gulzar attended programme as a special guest.
DySP Hq Srinagar, senior Prosecuting Officer DPO Srinagar, Prosecuting officers & juvenile officers of Police stations including many SHO’s participated in the programme.
Senior PO DPO Srinagar Zia-ur-Rehman welcomed the participants threw light on the need for Juvenile Justice Act and responsibilities of police to implement this law in letter and spirit without procedural lacunas.
Prosecuting Officer, Danish Gul discussed Justice Justice Act in detail.
He said that Juvenile Justice Act has been formulated keeping in view the reformative approach in dealing with delinquent juveniles & to provide protection to the juveniles who are in conflict with law & to upheld various UN conventions & basic human rights.
He touched almost all the aspects of police viz-a-viz juveniles & various legal parameters involved in dealing with such cases.
The juvenile in conflict with law shall be dealt in a child friendly manner & home like environment by the designated juvenile police officers in civies.
Speaking on the occasion, chairperson CWC Munazah Gulzar said that Juvenile Justice Rules have been made not only to provide protection to the juveniles who are in conflict with law but also for those in contact with law.She said that it is the responsibility of the the police ifficer to ensure protection of the juvenile in conflict or in contact with law.She revealed that JJB(Juvenile Justice Board)has been constituted to look into legal issues related to juvenile delinquents.She stressed for the coordination & cooperation among different stake-holders like Police,CWC,judiciary etc in dealing with the juveniles in coflict with law as well as in contact with law.
SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray speaking on the occasion said that the first contact which a juvenile in conflict with law faces is police & it is the responsibility of the police officer to ensure protection of the juvenile & compliance of all the legal parameters pertaining to juvenile justice.
A humanitarian approach needs to be adopted for such juveniles which are important to reform them & segregate them from the criminals. He stressed upon officers to follow proper legal procedures & said that modalities are to be worked out in this regard as juvenile justice is not only part & parcel of our duty but social obligation.
Senior PO DPO Zia-ur-Rehman thanked the participants & said that mission of the Juvenile Justice Act is to provide relief to the juveniles in conflict with law as it is presumed that Juveniles are innocent.