Chief prosecutor
calls to curb sale
of knives to youth

DUBAI — Youth carrying knives and swords was a dangerous trend which could claim innocent lives in a moment of recklessness, warned Mohammed Ali Rustom Buabdullah, Chief Prosecutor of the Family and Juveniles Prosecution.

By Marie Nammour

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Published: Wed 20 Jul 2011, 12:39 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:57 AM

Buabdullah, in an interview to Khaleej Times, called for a law that restricted youth from carrying knives and swords. Juvenile crime came to the fore last year when an innocent boy was fatally stabbed in Rashidiyah during a fight between rival gangs.

The Chief Prosecutor said parents must plan a role in curbing their children’s criminal instincts at an early stage. It was the family’s responsibility to attend to teenagers’ needs and problems. Parents should help shape their character by getting more involved with their daily activities, he said.

“In the summer and due to the absence of any occupation, teens would be more inclined towards delinquency,” warned Buabdullah. Children should be encouraged to take part in social and educational activities, he said.

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