INDIA: Inhuman sentencing of children

Since the enactment of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2013 in Jammu and Kashmir, life imprisonment has been abolished as a sentence for children in Jammu and Kashmir, but life imprisonment was reintroduced in the rest of India in December 2015. Corporal punishment may be lawful across India under traditional justice mechanisms, including Pipon.

This report was initially prepared for the Child Rights International Network in September 2010 and was updated in January 2016. 

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