Professor (Dr.) Ved Kumari

Professor (Dr.) Ved Kumari

Former Dean and Head
Faculty of Law
University of Delhi
India

Dr. Ved Kumari was the Dean of Faculty of Law, Delhi. She was also the Chairperson the Delhi Judicial Academy from 2009-2011. A former Fulbright and Commonwealth Fellow, Dr. Ved is a leading authority on juvenile justice in India. Her extensive writing helped bring to public focus, the fallacies in the juvenile justice system and its implementation. She has written three books critiquing the legislation on juvenile justice with the latest one titled The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015, Critical Analyses, released in January, 2017. In this interview, She spoke to Lawyers Collective on why the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 passed on 31st December 2015 was led by public opinion and sentiment based on social media fabrication of the juvenile as the “most brutal” in the barbaric Nirbhaya gang rape rather than reason.