First Twitter, now Insta: NCPCR desires FB to behave on Rahul profile

After approaching Twitter, the National Commission for Protection of Child Right (NCPCR) Friday wrote to Facebook to take motion towards Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s Instagram account, which has a photograph of the household of a nine-year-old woman who was raped and murdered within the nationwide capital.

NCPCR, the nation’s apex youngster rights panel, said that this violates provisions of the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act.

Following the Commission’s communique earlier, Twitter had blocked Rahul’s deal with on the micro-blogging platform.

“We had written to Facebook on August 10 but have received no response from them so far. We are writing to them again today to take action. The picture is still in circulation and is in clear violation of JJ Act,” NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo instructed The Indian Express.

“The Supreme Court has, in earlier judgments, very clearly stated that the identity of a child who is a victim cannot be revealed even after the child’s death,” Kanoongo added.

The NCPCR has talked about a video posted on Rahul Gandhi’s Instagram profile through which faces of the sufferer’s mother and father could be seen.

The Commission requested Facebook for taking acceptable motion towards the Instagram profile over violation of provisions of Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, and the Indian Penal Code. It demanded elimination of the video from the social media platform.

The Commission wrote that posting of the video involved violates Section 74 of JJ Act, Section 23 of POCSO Act, and Section 228A of IPC.

Last week, Rahul met the household of the nine-year-old sufferer.

The household has alleged that she was raped, killed and cremated towards th household’s needs on August 1. Police arrested 4 males — crematorium priest Radhey Shyam (55) and Kuldeep Kumar (63), Laxmi Narain (48) and Mohd Salim (49) — for his or her alleged function in rape and homicide of the kid.


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