New Delhi: Taking into the congnizance of complaint against Kunal Kamra for sharing a doctored video of a minor on Twitter, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) asked Twitter to take down the post from its platform.
It further demanded that appropriate action against Kamra’s official account for posting such content. Moreover, it asked for an action-taken report from Twitter within seven days.
The Commission said in a letter to Twitter that it received a few complaints. ”Using minors for propagating political ideologies is a violation of the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021,” wrote the Commission.
It also raised the concern about mental health problems due to such acts on a child. It said, ”Such promotional purposes is harmful and detrimental to their mental well-being.”
In the video shared by Kamra on Twitter on May 3, one can see PM Modi talking to a child whose face is edited with a news anchor. The audio of the video is also morphed.
Kamra captioned the post, ”Now who did this?”
Now who did this?
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) May 3, 2022
Notably, the father of the boy also slammed Kamra for sharing his son’s doctored video on May 4 on the platform.
The father said, ”He is my 7 year old son, who wanted to sing this song for his beloved Motherland . Though he is still very young but certainly he loves his country more than you Mr. Kamra or Kachra watever u are.”
He added, ”Keep the poor boy out of your filthy politics & try to work on your poor jokes.”
He is my 7 year old son, who wanted to sing this song for his beloved Motherland . Though he is still very young but certainly he loves his country more than you Mr. Kamra or Kachra watever u are
Keep the poor boy out of your filthy politics & try to work on your poor jokes https://t.co/ECnBFSIWkI
— GANESH POL (@polganesh) May 4, 2022
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— ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2022