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'JJ Act, 2015 in the best interest of the Child'

A sensitisation programme was successfully conducted with participants of around 80 stakeholders under the JJ Act, 2015.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 27 May 2022, 2:13 pm

(Representational Image: Unsplash)
(Representational Image: Unsplash)

A sensitisation cum interaction programme for all the stakeholders under the JJ Act, 2015 was conducted at Conference Hall, ADR Building, Lamphel Court Complex, Lamphel, Imphal West, Manipur on Friday.

It was jointly conducted by District Legal Services Authority, Imphal West and District Legal Services Authority, Tamenglong under the aegis of Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLA).

The programme was initiated with a group discussion on various problems under the JJ Act, 2015.  It was led by District and Sessions Judge, Imphal West A Guneshwar Sharma and accompanied by secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Tamenlong Laishram Rina Devi, and secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Imphal West Heeralata Moirangthem.

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Guneshwar Sharma spoke briefly on the ‘Overview of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015’. He appealed to all the stakeholders to follow basic tenet mandated by the JJ Act, 2015 and stressed that it is in the best interest of the Child in the implementation of the Act in its true spirit and letter.

Sorokhaibam Sadananda spoke on the topic of ‘Bail and Offences by and Against Children’.

Heeralata Moirangthem delivered a detailed speech on ‘General Principles to be followed in Administration of the JJ Act, 2015’.

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Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Tamenlong Laishram Rina Devi elaborated on the ‘Steps to be taken up by all the Stakeholders for Speedy Disposal of Cases under the JJ Act, 2015’.

It was attended by additional member secretary, Manipur State Legal Services Authority Sorokhaibam Sadananda; members of Child Welfare Committees, members of Juvenile Justice Board; district child protection officers, legal cum probation officers, counsellors, superintendents of child care institutions, namely, Children Home, Open Shelter, Observation Home, Special Home, Place of Safety, Specialized Adoption Agency, Fit Facilities under the jurisdiction of Imphal West, Tamenglong and Noney.

The programme was successfully conducted with participants of around 80 stakeholders under the JJ Act, 2015.

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First published:27 May 2022, 2:13 pm

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