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NCPCR Notice to Priyanka Over ‘Use of Children’ in Campaigning

In its notice, the child rights body objected to the use of children in election campaigning.

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NCPCR, has issued a notice to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over alleged use of children in electioneering.
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The apex child rights body, NCPCR, has issued a notice to Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over alleged use of children in election campaigning.

The details of the complaint or the complainant were not provided to the media.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) stated that the complaint pertains to a video in which children were seen using abusive language in front of Gandhi.

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In its notice, the child rights body objected to the use of children in election campaigning.

It also underlined that the Bombay High Court in an order on 4 August, 2014 said that children should not be included in election campaigns.

The body has asked the Congress general secretary to provide details, within three days, of the names and addresses of these children, places where sloganeering took place and how the children reached there.

Earlier, speaking to ANI, Priyanka had clarified that the video clip which was going around was clipped and in the full video she can be seen stopping the kids from raising abusive slogans against the Prime Minister. She told ANI:

I stopped children from saying slogans which I think weren’t correct about PM. BJP edited the tape, removed the part where I was stopping them and they’re making the allegation, which is typical of them. What they do is twist truth, what I do is speak the truth.

(With inputs from PTI)

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