Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur on Saturday called for collective efforts to improve lives of children that have come in conflict with law.
Speaking at the inaugural function of a two-day regional round table conference on “effective implementation of law related to juvenile justice”, the judge said there was need to find solutions to the problems related to juvenile crime including improvement of the functioning of juvenile justice boards and the role of the child welfare committees (CWCs).
“Even such children have a right to life with dignity,” Justice Lokur said. This regional conference was organised by the Supreme Court and High court Committee on juvenile justice and was jointly hosted by High Court of Madhya Pradesh and state department of women and child development with support of the UNICEF, Madhya Pradesh.
It is the latest in the chains of regional conferences aimed at gathering knowledge from across the state and to develop strategies for effective implementation of the JJ Act.
Chief justice of state High Court, AM Khanwilkar, said that the justice system needs to be responsive to the needs of children.