A Story of Courage: An Interview with the Family Behind ‘Lion’
A remarkable story of adoption will take center stage at one of Hollywood’s most beloved events this weekend, where “Lion” has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture. This film tells the true story of Saroo Brierley, who through a series of devastating events was separated from his family and town in India, and forced to fend for himself as a young boy in Calcutta until arriving at an orphanage.
India’s Care and Protection of Children Act Tries Teenagers as Adults
In India, 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds suspected of heinous crimes can now be tried as adults, due to the amendment of the country’s juvenile delinquency law, the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, which took effect on January 15.