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The Allahabad High Court has said that the non-constitution of members of the Juvenile Justice Board and Child Welfare Committee in districts is an open violation of Article 15 (3) of the Constitution and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has said that the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) can hear the bail plea of any “child” accused even if the child was now a major. The court ruled that if the accused was a child at the time of arrest then he has full right to be tried by the JJB on bail issues.