RS passes Juvenile Justice Bill
Q. RS on 22nd December 2015 passed which landmark bill?- Published on 23 Dec 15
a. Juvenile Justice Bill
b. Juvenile Violence Bill
c. Juvenile Conflict Bill
d. Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill
ANSWER: Juvenile Justice Bill
This Bill will ensure 16 year olds involved in heinous crimes will be prosecuted as adults. Bill was taken up against the backdrop of the release of the lone juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya case.
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014, provides for the trial of those between 16-18 years as adults for heinous offences. Also, anyone between the age of 16-18 who commits a less serious offence may be tried as an adult if he is apprehended after he attains the age of 21.