- The editorial highlights limitations of Juvenile Justice Bill, which has few draconian words which can affect the rights of all Indian children in future.
- The definition of ‘heinous offences’ is very broad, which includes the offences for which the minimum punishment under IPC or any other law is imprisonment of 7 years or more.
- The “principle of fresh start” says that all past records of any juvenile shall be erased under this act, except in special circumstances.
- This open-ended special circumstances clause is dangerous and makes child/family vulnerable to racial profiling.
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