SC seeks report on Alleged Illegal Detention of youths from Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice Committee

The Supreme Court bench headed by the CJI, while considering the PIL filed by Enakshi Ganguly against alleged illegal detention of children in Jammu and Kashmir post the revocation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the State into two union territories, sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice Committee on the alleged detention and ill treatment of the children.
The bench headed by the CJI stated that it had received a report from the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court stating that there were no hurdles in accessing the High Court but Justice Bobde and Justice Nazeer, also comprising the bench, stated that there have been conflicting reports about the matter. The Court asked the committee to submit its report within a period of one week and the court also issued notice to the Centre on the plea.
The petitioners had in their petition submitted that there have been reports specific to children which describe violations that include loss of life and liberty. The petitioners have brought to light some major concerns: first, the alleged illegal detention of children and second, the injuries and death caused due to deliberate or accidental actions of security forces. It has submitted that a large number of minors and youths have been picked up by the security forces from various regions of Jammu and Kashmir.

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