Lodge An FIR - NCPCR Directs Kerala Police On Complaint Against "I Am Babri" Campaign Using Children
The National Commission For Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken cognizance of Monday's incident in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, where some persons alleged to be workers of Popular Front of India (PFI) and the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), made minor children who were on their way to school, wear a badge with the slogan, "I am Babri".
On Monday, the NCPCR took cognizance under Section 13(1)(j) of the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 and directed the District Police Chief of Pathanamthitta district to lodge an FIR in the matter and report within three days.
"In view of the sensitivity of the matter, you are requested to investigate the matter urgently and lodge an FIR under relevant sections of IPC and Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and an action taken report be share with the Commission within 03 days.", Priyank Kanoongo, the Chairman of NCPCR states in the notice.
The NCPCR has acted on a complaint filed by P. K. Krishnadas, a National Executive Member of Bharatiya Janta Party.
In the incident that happened on Monday near St George High School at Kottangal in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, minor children, who were on their way to school were made to wear a badge with the slogan "I am Babri".
The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the school had filed a complaint on Monday itself before the Police. The Police said that it is investigating the incident, but had not registered an FIR.
It is stated in the complaint before the NCPCR that the badge was forcefully pinned on the chest of children even below the age of 7, when some of them refused to wear it. The Complainant alleges that the organisations allegedly involved are spreading hate against Hindus among school children and injecting religious poison and that the same is against the religious interest and personal liberty of children involved.