Thursday, December 24, 2015

Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill

Rajya Sabha passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015 on 22nd December 2015. Earlier, the bill passed by Lok Sabha on 07th May 2015.The Bill is founded on the recognition of the rights of the victims, which, it says, is equally important as the rights of juveniles. The government reasons that special provisions are the need of the hour to tackle the rising number of heinous crimes committed by juveniles between the age of 16 and 18, especially against women.This Bill is a product of a nation shocked by the brutality of the Nirbhaya case.The juveniles between the ages of 16-18 years to be tried as adults for heinous crimes.

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