Alleged detention of children in Kashmir: Supreme Court seeks report from Juvenile Justice Committee
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Alleged detention of children in Kashmir: Supreme Court seeks report from Juvenile Justice Committee

Murali Krishnan

The Supreme Court has sought a report from the Juvenile Justice Committee of Jammu & Kashmir High Court regarding alleged detention and treatment of children in Kashmir.

A Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer passed the order in a petition by activist Enakshi Ganguly highlighting reports relating to alleged detention of children pursuant to the lockdown in the State.

The Juvenile Justice Committee has to report to the court within a week.

Interestingly, the Court also remarked that it has received a report from the Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court regarding the accessibility of Jammu & Kashmir High Court to litigants.

As per the report, there are no issues to access the High Court as was claimed by the petitioner during the last hearing, the CJI stated.

But since there are conflicting reports regarding the same, and the since the case relates to children, the Court passed the order seeking a report from Juvenile Justice Committee.

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