The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought action against Kunal Kamra after the comedian tweeted an edited video of a boy singing a patriotic song in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Germany.
During Modi's Germany visit, a video of a young boy singing the patriotic song 'Hey Janmabhoomi Bharat' for the prime minister went viral.
Kamra tweeted an edited version of the video where the original audio has been replaced by the song 'Mehengayi daayan khaaye jaat hain'.
Ganesh Pol, the father of the boy, responded to Kamra on Twitter telling the comedian to keep his son out of his politics.
Many users tagged the NCPCR on Twitter asking the body to take action against Kamra following which it wrote to Twitter's grievance officer demanding the video be taken down and action be taken against Kamra.
"The Commission has taken cognizance of the complaint and is of the view that 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. Further, the Commission is apprehensive that using children for such promotional purposes is harmful and detrimental to their mental well-being," the NCPCR said according to PTI.
Kamra has since deleted the video. Replying to Ganesh Pol, Kamra defended posting the video stating that it was posted on a public domain by news organisations.
"The joke is not on your son, while you enjoy your son sing for his motherland to the most popular son, there are songs that he should listen to from people of his country also," Kamra tweeted.
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