Amendments in Juvenile Justice Act

Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2010, was passed by Rajya Sabha. It will end the segregation of disease-hit children from other occupants of juvenile homes. Replying to a brief debate on the Bill, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said segregation of children afflicted with leprosy, sexually transmitted disease, Hepatitis-B, tuberculosis and unsound mind was not required anymore. The Bill seeks to omit and amend certain sections of the original Act, which had provisions for removal of such children from juvenile homes to treatment centers.

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