“We don’t think it is prudent to put all of them together. A day after the juvenile justice bill was passed in Rajya Sabha, we approved the proposal to set up 36 borstals or observation homes across India.”
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“After that, his case will be reviewed by the Juvenile Justice Board. If the board feels there is still scope to reform the 21-year-old, he will be sent back to a borstal. Otherwise, he will have to go to an adult prison.”
“The idea is to provide an environment where such young offenders can be reformed,” said the ministry official.
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“Action will be taken against homes found to be running in violation of the prescribed norms,” said a senior ministry source.
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