16. Protection of property of children affected by HIV or AIDS.
(1) The Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be, shall take appropriate steps to protect the property of children affected by HIV or AIDS for the protection of property of child affected by HIV or AIDS.
(2) The parents or guardians of children affected by HIV and AIDS, or any person acting for protecting their interest, or a child affected by HIV and AIDS may approach the Child Welfare Committee for the safe keeping and deposit of documents related to the property rights of such child or to make complaints relating to such child being dispossessed or actual dispossession or trespass into such child's house.
Explanation.-For the purpose of this section, "Child Welfare Committee" means a Committee set-up under section 29 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 (56 of 2000).