Leave complex issues for elected government to decide upon: NC tells Guv
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Thursday asserted that the governor administration should refrain from making changs in the state juvenile law.
“As reported by some media, Governor Administration is mulling change in the juvenile justice laws. We however, urge the incumbent governor administration to have wider consultations on the issue. The governor should carry out wider consultations across the political spectrum of state on this issue,” NC spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi said in a statement issued here.
Ruhullah said that the incumbent administration is a make-shift arrangement until a democratically elected government is in place.
“It would have been better if the current incumbent administration leaves matters like these as changing the juvenile justice laws for a democratically elected government to decide upon,” he said.
The NC spokesperson said that a democratically elected government possesses a wider public trust.
“In a democratic set up such issues are presented before the legislature for wider discussion and then put into operation. I urge the incumbent administration to leave such issues for a democratically elected government to decide upon,” he said.
He said when we talk of juvenile justice, various stakeholders’ police, NGO’s, civil society groups, elected representatives should be taken aboard before any changes are made to the juvenile justice laws.
“Our party stands for strengthening the existing legal frame work of juvenile justice. However, the first priority is to protect children from committing any offence that is where we can protect them from being in conflict with law. However, this calls for wider consultations and discussions in the legislative assembly,” he said.
He urged the incumbent governor administration to concentrate on giving sound administration and leaving the complex issues for the elected government to decide upon.