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NCPCR seeks FIR against Aaditya Thackeray for using children in 'Save Aarey' protest

Aaditya Thackeray of the Shiv Sena, is accused of employing kids in his party's campaign to rescue the Aarey forest by the nation's top child rights organisation, NCPCR, on Monday.

July 11, 2022 / 03:55 PM IST
File image of Aaditya Thackeray

File image of Aaditya Thackeray

The apex child rights body–NCPCR, on Monday sought an FIR against Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray for allegedly using children in his party's campaign to save Aarey forest. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, in a notice to Mumbai police, said that it has received a complaint alleging that Aaditya Thackeray, President of Mumbai District Football Association used minors in Yuva Sena, the youth wing of Shiv Sena, and its 'Save Aarey' protests and political campaigns.

It also shared a twitter link showing children holding placards as part of the protest. ln view of above, the Commission thereby requests you to investigate the matter urgently by lodging an FIR against the accused person(s), at once, NCPCR said.

"An Action Taken Report along with copy of FIR and statement of children may be shared with the Commission within 03 days of receipt of this letter. This issues with the approval of Chairperson, NCPCR," it added.
PTI
first published: Jul 11, 2022 03:55 pm
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