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The concept of social justice is perceived differently in different levels of society. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child qualifies children as every human being below the age of 18 years. In India, children are classified as being below the age of 14 years. We have witnessed protests and democratic struggles to conform the age limit in India to the international standard. In spite of such demands, no move has been taken in that direction. However, in the Indian legal framework, the law that deals with juveniles does conform to the international age standard. Certain issues should be dealt with legally and some should be dealt with on the basis of social justice. With this understanding, the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act of 2000 was enacted to deal with children who are in conflict with the law and children who need legal care and protection. In 2006, the central government established some amendments to the act. The act aims to provide care and protection for juveniles who are in conflict with law by adopting child friendly approaches in the best interest of the child. The act further states that children who have been accused of committing an offence should not be treated or referred to as offenders, but as children who are in conflict with law.