NCPCR Seeks FIR Against AAP MLA Atishi Marlena For Using Children For Political Protests After Arrest of Manish Sisodia
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has written to the Chief Secretary of Delhi and the Delhi Police Commissioner seeking registration of an FIR against Aam Aadmi Party MLA Atishi Marlena for using minor children for political protests.
The letter says that the Commission has received a complaint that Atishi has uploaded images of minor children holding posters for arrested AAP leader Manish Sisodia in schools.
"..the Commission also observes that the posts uploaded by Smt. Atishi Singh showing images of children clearly indicates misuse or the students studying in Schools in Delhi for personal agenda which may adversely affect the psychosocial behaviour of young children for the glorification of accused person in liquor scam", the letter issued by Commission today says.
The letter also says that the Commission has found that Aam Aadmi Party workers have installed stalls in and around the school campus and that children are being used for their political campaigning favouring the former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is now under the CBI custody. Sisodia resigned after his arrest in the Delhi Liquor Scam.
The Commission says that it has "primarily observed that this action seems to be in violation of Section 75 and Section 83 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015".
The Commission mentions the tweets of Atishi in its letter, which are allegedly in violation of the law.
"In view of the allegations, made in the complaint, the Commission deems it appropriate to take cognizance U/s 13/ (l) (j) of CPCR Act, 2005 and observes prima-facie violation relevant provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, IPC and Information Technology Act", the letter says.
The letter seeks an investigation against Atishi for misusing her position and power for her personal agenda by involving children, posting and using images of minors without their consent.
The NCPCR has also sought an action taken report within three days.