Thursday, January 03, 2008

Request to media on reporting about Satna case

There has been a very sad incident of crime by Juvenile today in the District Satna of Madhya Pradesh. It will be reported but request to media is to kindly consider the provisions of Juvenile Justice Act when reporting about the incident which are as follows -

As per Section 21 of the Juvenile Justice ( Care and Protection of Children ) Act, 2000 ( 56 of 2000 ) as amended by the Juvenile Justice ( Care and Protection of Children ) Amendment Act, 2006 ( 33 of 2006 )., states that: “Prohibition of publication of name, etc., of juvenile or child in need of care and protection involved in any proceeding under the Act-( 1 ) No report in any newspaper, magazine, news-sheet or visual media of any inquiry regarding a juvenile in conflict with law or a child in need of care and protection under this Act shall disclose the name, address or school or any other particulars calculated to lead to the identification of the juvenile or child shall nor shall any picture of any such juvenile or child shall be published: Provided that for any reason to be recorded in writing, the authority holding the inquiry may permit such disclosure, if in its opinion such disclosure is in the interest of the juvenile or the child. ( 2 ) Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section ( 1 ), shall be liable to a penalty which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees”.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saw STAR news from Deshdeep from MP reported on this and this was respected. Time has come to go into the reasons beyond the same.