The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has reportedly taken a dim view of the viral video showing children using expletives for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in front of AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
The NCPCR, according to news agency ANI, stated in the notice to Priyanka that ‘a video in which it is seen that children are being involved in campaigning and can be seen shouting slogans using derogatory remarks and abusive language in your presence.’
NCPCR: Commission has apprised ECI about complaint&for purpose of inquiry into any violation of child rights,Commission seeks following info; Name&address of children, place where sloganeering happened, how children were brought there, above info maybe provided within 3 days. https://t.co/elaRxatFph
— ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2019
The NCPCR also said that it had also informed the Election Commission of India about the complaint and for the purpose of inquiry into any violation of child rights, ‘the Commission seeks following info; Name and address of children, place where sloganeering happened, how children were brought there’ adding that the above information should be provided within the next three days.
The video was reportedly shot in Amethi, the constituency of Priyanka’s brother and Congress President Rahul Gandhi. This had raked up a huge controversy even though Priyanka was seen expressing her disapproval to the use of expletives for PM Modi.
In the viral video, a group of children were heard shouting Chowkidar Chor Hai slogans in front of Priyanka. Soon, the group of children started shouting derogatory slogans by using expletives against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It had ended with Priyanka chiding them not to use expletives against Modi by saying, “Not this slogan. achche bachche bano.”