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In response to a plea by the Delhi Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) challenging 2015 revisions to the Juvenile Justice Act, the Supreme Court has sent a notice to the Center. The panel claimed it was against the children's interests to classify some major crimes against minors as non-cognizable.

On Monday, a bench of justices Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud and Hima Kohli also requested the Attorney General of India's aid in the case. At first, it was inclined to advise the petitioner to contact the Supreme Court. However, the panel's attorney Prateek K. Chadha informed the bench that five state commissioners had written to the Centre to voice their concerns over the revisions. He then explained that while this statute is valid throughout India, a high court judgement will only have limited territorial application.

Due to the modifications, several offences against minors are no longer punishable by law, and as a result, police cannot look into them unless given permission to do so by a magistrate. Some of these offences carried punishments of three years or even up to seven years in prison. These included hiring and selling children, abusing them as workers, and using them for child begging, among other things. The law's modifications were approved by Parliament last year.