Juvenile Justice Bill - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Which of the following statements is/are correct about Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill 2015?

1. Justice Boards and Child Welfare Committees will have at least one woman member.
2. The bill violates UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None
Answer  Explanation 


- UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that all children under the age of 18 years be treated equal.
- The bill allows for juveniles 16 years or older to be tried as adults for heinous offences like rape and murder.
- The crime will be examined by the Juvenile Justice Board to assess if the crime was committed as a ‘child’ or as an ‘adult’.
- The Child Welfare Committees will look at institutional care for children in their respective districts. Each committee will have a chairperson and four other members, all specialists in matters relating to children.