- Context: Recently released draft rules of the Juvenile Justice Act 2015
- Handcuff: No child between 16 and 18 years of age in conflict with law will be handcuffed or sent to jail or lock-up
- The rules prescribe child-friendly procedures for the police and the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) and Children’s court to deal with children in conflict with law
- Proper medical and legal aid will be provided to juvenile criminals, and their parents and guardians will be duly informed.
- The Board and the Children’s Court are to adhere to the principle of the best interest of the child and the objective of rehabilitation and reintegration of the child in the society
- Place of safety: Every State government is required to set up at least one ‘place of safety’ for the rehabilitation of such children
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