Juvenile Justice Act: Bombay High Court orders interim stay on transfer of adoption cases from courts to District Magistrates

The order was passed on a plea challenging the vires of the Amendment Act to the extent it replaced the word ‘Court’ with ‘District Magistrate'.
Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday ordered an interim stay on the amendment to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act 2021 to the extent it transferred jurisdiction over adoption cases from courts to District Magsitrates [Nisha Pradeep Pandya alias Nisha Amit Gor & Anr vs Union of India & Ors].

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