The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has summoned the director of Twitter Communications India on Wednesday, for not taking strict actions against comedian Kunal Kamra, regarding his Twitter post of a “doctored video” that featured a minor boy, singing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In the notice accessed by Silverscreen India, the Commission, exercising the functions and powers under Sections 13 and 14 of CPCR Act, 2005, summoned the Twitter official through video conference, demanding “the details of the actions taken in this matter” at 2.30 pm at the commission’s office in New Delhi.
During the conference, the director was required to explain the reasons for the delay in the submission of the report against Kamra, and to provide explanations to the commission regarding an incomplete report submitted, on the same matter.
In the previous letter issued on May 5, the commission had asked Twitter to take down the video immediately, and submit a report of subsequent actions taken against the comedian, within seven days. The letter was sent to the Delhi Police, as well.
NCPCR noted that they had received a complaint about the video on May 5, alleging that Kamra had posted the video “to further his own political agendas.”
The now deleted video shared by the comedian, featured Modi in Germany, from his recent three-day visit to Europe, and a boy singing Hey Janmabhoomi Bharat to him. Kamra reportedly re-shared the video, while replacing the song with Mehengayi daayan khaaye jaat hain.
The boy’s father, Ganesh Pol, had responded to Kamra’s post and wrote, “He is my 7-year-old son, who wanted to sing this song for his beloved motherland. Though he is still very young but certainly he loves his country more than you Mr. Kamra or Kachra, whatever you are. Keep the poor boy out of your filthy politics and try to work on your poor jokes.
Kamra recently responded to the same, and admitted his mistake.
“Meeting the PM and getting their attention could really help boost the morale of a child, and I should have been empathetic towards that emotion of a father. I stand corrected. My apologies. Proceed legally not evading that, just stand corrected,” he wrote.