Mangaluru, February 7: Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, DH Waghela, inaugurated the a workshop on ‘Juvenile Justice Act’ and ‘Protection of Children’ at the Netravathi Auditorium of the DK Zilla Panchayat on Saturday, February 7th.
The workshop is jointly organized by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, District Legal Services Authority, District Administration, Juvenile Justice Board, Bar Association and Women and Child Welfare Department.
The event was presided over by High Court Judge, Huluvadi G Ramesh.
Justice DH Waghela said, the Juvenile Justice Act can be implemented more meaningfully when the legal fraternity understands the pain of a child and also does not treat any juvenile errant as a hardcore criminal.
Justice Waghela further said Juvenile Justice Act is enacted not to punish the child but to protect the Child’s interests.
SP Dr SD Sharanappa also spoke on this occasion, while the topic was raised on rise in cases of crimes involving children, associated with the present nuclear families.
He said, in the circumstances when parents do not have sufficient time to pay attention to their children, it is likely that children do the wrong jobs.
Uma MG, District Principal and Sessions Judge, PP Hegde, President of Karnataka State Bar Council, Deputy Commissioner – A.B. Ibrahim, ZP CEO- Tulasi Maddineni, AN Venugopal Gowda, High Court judges, Abdul Nazeer, were present among others.