Kunal Kamra Posts ‘Doctored’ Video of Boy Singing for PM Modi; NCPCR Demands Action

Shivani Thakur

Published on: May 6, 2022 at 18:38 IST

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has sought action against comedian Kunal Kamra for tweeting a “doctored” video of a boy singing a patriotic song in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in a letter to Twitter’s Grievance Officer, said a complaint was received by it regarding Kamra tweeting the “doctored” video of a minor singing a patriotic song to further his own Political Agendas.

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,” it said.

Kamra had shared the purported video of Modi’s interaction in Germany with the child but he replaced the song that the boy sang — ‘Hey Janmabhoomi Bharat’ — with ‘Mehengayi daayan khaaye jaat hain’.

The father of the boy rebuked Kamra saying that, “Keep the poor boy out of your filthy politics and try to work on your poor jokes”.

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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