Posted on: October 20, 2022 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Author: Neha Raj, Student at Amity University, Chhattisgarh


“India has 472 million children under the age of 18, accounting for 39% of the total population.  29% of this figure is comprised of children between the ages of 0 and 6, out of whom 13% are juveniles.” On March 15, 2021, Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani submitted a bill to amend the 2021 juvenile justice system (care and protection of children) at Lok Sabha.  It was subsequently passed on March 24, 2021. The bill has not yet been submitted to Rajya Sabha for discussion and approval. The 2015 Juvenile Justice (Child Care and Protection) Act was amended by this bill. It is also stated that adoption cases are not hostile and can be handled through well-designed procedures. A similar law was introduced in Congress in August 2018 giving district judges the power to make adoption orders. The changes in this act include measures for children who violate the law and who need care and protection. The bill addresses the most pressing issues of the hour like adoption and serious juvenile delinquency. The aim of the new amendment was to eliminate the difficulty of interpreting the previous act.

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