The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is calling for an investigation into the alleged use of children in stone pelting and other illegal activities during the recent communal flare-up in Nuh district, Haryana. The NCPCR has written a letter to the Haryana administration, urgently requesting action to address this exploitation of children.
The commission wants a thorough inquiry into the events and for the children involved in the illegal protest to be identified and brought before the Child Welfare Committee for their protection. The NCPCR is deeply concerned about the involvement of minors in stone pelting and other illegal activities during the attack on a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession in Nuh.
Taking note of distressing social media posts, the NCPCR has taken suo-motu cognizance of the matter and stressed the importance of addressing violations of child rights. They have urged local authorities to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the exploitation of these children. The commission also recognizes the role of parents in this distressing situation and recommends appropriate counseling for them.
The violence that occurred on Monday resulted in the deaths of five people. Four individuals, including two home guards, were killed and many others were injured in Nuh when mobs attempted to stop a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession. Additionally, a naib imam was killed at a mosque in Gurugram.