NCPA to increase age-limit of children produced before court

NCPA to increase age-limit of children produced before court

NCPA to increase age-limit of children produced before court

Written by Staff Writer

24 Mar, 2015 | 8:49 am

The National Child Protection Authority has decided to increase the age limit of children to be produced before the court from 8 to 12.

NCPA Chairperson Natasha Balendran said that these regulations were taken into consideration following internationally-recognised rules.

NCPA Chairperson said that thereby children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to be produced before courts for any legal matter.

She added that any wrong-doings by a child under the age of 12, is not deliberately done, hence they cannot be convicted for it. The Chairperson stated that these children need to be rehabilitated.

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