KPCC president DK Shivakumar may have defied the Home Minister Araga Jnanendra’s order and flouted Covid norms but he has come under the scanner of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
Chairperson of NCPCR Priyank Kanoongo has complined to DG&IGP Praveen Sood request him to initiate necessary action and inquiry against Mr Shivakumar for failing to follow Covid appropriate behaviour with school children during Mekedatu Padayatre.
He was seen talking and mingling with scores of school children without even wearing a mask and not maintaining social distancing.
The Commission has taken suo-moto cognizance of a video uploaded on twitter wherein it can be seen that Mr Shivakumar met school children during the event “Mekedatu Padayatre”, thereby indulging children into political activity. In the said video, it can further be seen that the children as well as KPCC President are without masks further failing to follow Covid 19 appropriate behaviour.
In view of the above, the Commission deems it appropriate to take cognizance U/s 13 (1) (j) of CPCR Act, 2005 and observes prima-facie violation of provisions under Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, and Disaster Management Act, 2005.
Therefore, it is requested that your good offices may kindly look into the said allegations made in the complaint to ensure the welfare and safety of children and further submit an Action Taken Report in regard to the said matter within 7 days of receipt of this letter.