Probe Involvement Of Children In Kanpur Violence: NCPCR To Cops

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By: Joymala Bagchi
Updated: 07 June, 2022 8:23 pm IST

NEW DELHI: Apex child rights body National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) wrote a letter to Vijay Singh Meena, Commissioner of Police, Kanpur Nagar to initiate an inquiry and take necessary legal action against persons who used children in Kanpur violence.

NCPCR asked for an Action Taken Report along with a copy of the statement of the minor. NCPCR also requested that the minor should be produced before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and other relevant records be submitted within three days.

The commission is of the view that it is evident that the anti-social elements involved in the said communal violence in Kanpur have used minors for such illegal activities.

While speaking with The New Indian, Priyank Kanoongo, NCPCR chief, said, “Whenever such incidents were reported where children have been used in violence, the commission thinks persons involved should be punished. If there is a law, it should be implemented effectively.”

However, Kanoongo also feels that these types of incidents were imported into India from other terror and war inflicted countries.

Violent clashes and stone-pelting were reported in Kanpur’s Parade Chowk last Friday when a group of people tried to force shopkeepers to down the shutters over remarks made by BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma against Prophet Mohammed in a TV debate.

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