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N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     22 April 2009

Juvenile Justice:


Dear All,
                       Issue often arise whether Temple, Idol or Church are minor or Adult? If it can be regarded as a Minor and if it commits criminal Offence, can they be proceeded under Juvenile Justice Act?


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nepalsingh (service)     23 April 2009

Deity by fiction of law is a perpetual minor but it being not a person in real sense hence not capable of committing any crime.as per the definition of 'juvenile' under juvenile justice act age of a person is determining factor whether aperson is a juvenile or not but age of deity has nothing to do with its minority hence in spite of being a minor deity is not covered by the definition of a juvenile and so juvenile justice act  is not applicable.

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