Delhi govt appoints children’s judges
NEW DELHI: In a bid to provide justice to oppressed children, the Delhi government has appointed judicial officers for manning nine children courts in the capital.
‘‘Lt Governor of national capital territory of Delhi, hereby, specifies courts of additional sessions judges at each police district for the trial of offences against children and of violation of children’s rights in the capital,’’ an official communique said informing about the judicial forum.
The capital, which has been divided into nine districts to facilitate better policing, will now have equal number of children’s judges. On behalf of the LG, director of Women and Child Development of Delhi Government, Rajiv Kale, has apprised the judicial officers of their new assignments.
The chief justice of the Delhi high court has also given his nod to the new initiative, the communique said. The children’s courts have been constituted under the provisions of the Commission of Child Rights Act and they will deal with almost every issues pertaining to their rights and the violations. Poonam Chaudhary, Vinod Kumar, Nivedita A Sharma, J R Aryan, Pinki, V K Khanna, Raj Kapoor, Sanjay Kumar and Sudhir Kumar, all additional sessions judges, have