Delhi Court orders rehabilitation for teen addict held for theft, notes State's failure to provide 'enabling environment for lawful conduct'

The Court noted that the accused's situation was reflective of a failure of the State to provide an enabling environment for his lawful conduct as a young citizen who has just turned 19.
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The welfare State cannot withdraw its maternal embrace because a child, having just “crossed over to the wrong side of 18, becomes non-suited to be treated as a child” by definition, said a Delhi Court in case of bail.

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