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NCPCR tears into Kerala Police for ‘allowing’ child to raise hateful slogans at PFI rally, wants action

In the video, one can see the child sitting on the shoulder of a person and raising the slogans.

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New Delhi: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), the apex child rights body, demanded Kerala police register an FIR against those who are responsible for allegedly provoking a child to raise provocative slogans. It is reported that the child raised the slogan during a political rally in Kerala. The incident happened during the Popular Front of India’s (PFI) the ”Save the Republic” rally held in the Alappuzha district on May 21.

The video of the incident is going viral on social media. In the video, one can see the child sitting on the shoulder of a person and raising the slogans.

After the video reached NCPCR, it asked the Kerala Police chief in a letter and demanded action.

”The flag of Popular Front of India (PFI) is clearly seen in the video. The complainant further alleged that even after this video is spread in society, Kerala Police is not taking any action against the parents of the kid and the PFI..,” wrote NCPCR in the letter.

However, Kerala police said it has launched a its investigation in the matter.

On the matter, PFI State secretary C A Raoof, said, ”The visual of a boy raising slogans came to our notice now. We did not approve it for our rally. It’s not the policy of the organisation to provoke or raise provocative slogans.”

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