Lost Childhood: Exploring India’s Juvenile Justice System in the Face of Child Begging

  • Dr. Abhilash Srivastava and Anoop Tiwari
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  • Dr. Abhilash Srivastava

    Assistant Professor at Institute of Law and Social Science, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Anoop Tiwari

    LL.M., Net, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

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This article explores the challenges and provisions of India’s Juvenile Justice System in addressing the issue of child begging. With a focus on the legislative framework, including the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act of 2015 and amendments to the Indian Penal Code, it examines the legal measures in place to combat child begging and hold offenders accountable. The analysis highlights the role of the Juvenile Justice Board and the Child Welfare Committee in safeguarding the rights and well-being of child beggars. However, several gaps and challenges within the system hinder its effectiveness, including inadequate implementation, limited rehabilitation programs, and barriers to access justice. The article concludes with suggestions to strengthen the system, such as improving implementation, expanding rehabilitation initiatives, streamlining legal procedures, and fostering international collaboration. By addressing these challenges and implementing comprehensive measures, India can protect the rights of child beggars and provide them with the support necessary to reclaim their lost childhood and build a brighter future.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 18 - 29

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115349

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