'Wrong to use children as political weapon', NCPCR demands action against Rahul Gandhi

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Child rights body NCPCR has written to the Election Commission demanding action against Rahul Gandhi for including children in the Bharat Jodo Yatra and involving them in political activities.

Sep 14, 2022 - 14:01
Sep 14, 2022 - 16:10
'Wrong to use children as political weapon', NCPCR demands action against Rahul Gandhi

The problems of Congress and its former President Rahul Gandhi may increase due to the presence of children in the Bharat Jodo Yatra. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has written to the Election Commission on Tuesday, demanding that it be taken against MP Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi is accused of using children as a political weapon during the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

The NCPCR also urged the Election Commission to initiate an inquiry into a complaint filed against the Congress leader. The commission said it has received a complaint alleging that Rahul Gandhi and Jawahar Bal Manch are "targeting children with political intent and indulging them in political activities".

NCPCR said, "Several such pictures and videos have come to the fore in which it can be seen that children are being used for political gains. Children are being targeted under the Bharat Jodo Abhiyan." The children's body said this was in violation of the Election Commission's rules which mandate that only adults can be part of a political party.

The NCPCR, in a letter to the Election Commission, said, "This is a prima facie violation of the rights of the child. The use of children to fulfill political agendas is child abuse which can have serious long-term effects on their mental health and is a part of the Indian Constitution." It is against Article 21 of the Constitution of India. The Commission demands necessary action from the Election Commission in this regard."

Now if the Election Commission takes action against Rahul Gandhi in this matter, then Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra campaign can get a big setback.

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