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Amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act.

  Mar 01, 2021

Amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act.

Q. What is the news?

Q. What is the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children Act) 2015?

The inclusion of serious crimes apart from heinous crimes

Expanding the purview of district and additional district magistrates

Q. What are the major challenges in it? 

While the amendments have been welcomed by most, in its attempt to provide better protection to children in need of care, the challenge perceived is that of having given too many responsibilities to the DM.