Any form of child labour shouldn't be allowed in LS polls: DCPCR to DMs
New Delhi: "There should not be any form of child labour during the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls," wrote the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) to District Magistrates in
The DCPCR letter accessed by Millennium Post reads that "Lok Sabha election is likely to be held in the month of April/May 2019."
"Your attention is invited to the letter written by the secretary of the Election Commission of India in the year 2017 regarding the prohibition of the use of children by political parties during election campaigns and engagement of child labour in the election-related activities."
"It should be ensured by all political parties and election officials that children are not involved in any election-related process and activities with the directions may be followed by all meticulously, "reads the DCPCR letter adding that non-compliance of the directions contained therein be brought to the notice of this commission. Roop Sudesh Vimal member DCPCR had written the letter.
The child rights body also attached a letter reportedly written by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in 2017 regarding the use of children by political parties during the election
"All the officials deputed in the election process should ensure that children are not involved in any form of carrying EVMs or other materials to the election booths, strong rooms, godowns," claimed the letter.
It further added that all political parties~National, as well as State level~be directed not to use children in the election campaign in any form whatsoever, for distribution of posters, pamphlets or to participate in slogan shouting, campaign rallies, election meetings.