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Updated on: Wednesday, August 04, 2021, 05:23 PM IST

Delhi minor rape: NCPCR issues notice to Twitter India, calls for action against Rahul Gandhi's handle for posting pictures of victim's parents

Photo: Rahul Gandhi/Facebook |

Photo: Rahul Gandhi/Facebook |

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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has on Wednesday issued a notice to Twitter India, calling for action against Rahul Gandhi's handle for violating POCSO Act by posting pictures of the parents of a 9-year-old girl who was raped-murdered in Delhi.

NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo, issuing a notice said that the commission has received a complaint in which it has been brought to the Commission's notice that a photo of minor giri victim's family has been posted with the caption stating that they are the father and the mother of the victim child on the Twitter Handle @Rahul Gandhi. In the said photo, the faces of the victim's father and other can be seen which thereby reveals the identity of the minor girl victim.

In this regard, it also notified that that Section 79 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 prohibits the disclosure of identity of a child in any form of media and Section 23 of the POCSO A 2012 states that no information/photo of a child should be published in any form of media which could reveal the identity of the child.

Rahul Gandhi had shared a picture on Twitter of his meet with the parents of the girl who was raped and murdered. Here's a look at the picture.

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For the unittiated, a nine-year-old girl was raped and killed allegedly by a priest and three male employees of a crematorium near Delhi Cantonment in south-west Delhi, who then cremated her body allegedly without her parents’ consent or the police being informed. Police said the four men were arrested after the child’s family alleged foul play and staged a protest along with fellow villagers on Sunday night.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the Delhi government will order a magisterial inquiry into the death of the girl and also also announced a compensation of ₹ 10 lakh for the family of the victim.

The parents of the girl accompanied by hundreds of locals have been staging a protest near the site of the incident in southwest Delhi, demanding capital punishment for the accused.

When Arvind Kejriwal reached the area to meet the parents, the protesters mobbed the Chief Minister and started raising slogans against him.

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Published on: Wednesday, August 04, 2021, 05:23 PM IST
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