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India Debates Lowering Age to Prosecute Youths as Adults

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In India, the release of the youngest convict in the 2012 gang rape of a physiotherapy student has led to growing calls for passing a proposed law that would allow 16-year-olds accused of heinous crimes to be tried and punished as adults. But child rights and human activists warn that lowering the juvenile age from 18 would adversely impact tens of thousands of young people in the country. On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected a plea to extend detention of the young man who was 17 when...

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