DCPCR writes to Divisional Commissioner over children s role in recently concluded election

  • | Sunday | 16th February, 2020

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has written to Divisional Commissioner regarding the use of children by political parties in their election campaigns. According to the child rights body, they have received a complaint related to the engagement of child labour in the recently concluded polls. Roop Sudesh Vimal, member DCPCR said they have received a complaint that political parties have used children in election campaigns. The letter further reads, "On several occasions, the Election Commission has issued circulars regarding engagement of child labour in the election-related activities. Therefore, the commission requests you to ensure that all officials deputed by the Election Commission of India, State Election Commission in the election process that children are not involved in any form for carrying EVMs or other equipment, materials to the election booths, strong rooms, godowns."

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