Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha

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New Delhi: The central government on Wednesday moved the Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha which, if passed, will allow children in the 16-18 age groups to be tried as adults provided if they commit heinous crimes.

The amendment to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2014 has been moved keeping in mind the increasing number of serious offences being committed by teenagers in the 16-18 years’ age group, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said while moving the bill.

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