The UP State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (UPSCPCR) has sent a notice to Priyanka Gandhi was her FB post casting aspersions on Kanpur Shelter Home.
Bengaluru: It’s trouble for Priyanka Gandhi as the UP State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (UPSCPCR) has sent a notice.
On her FB account, she had put up a post in which she had criticised the Kanpur shelter home incident in which 57 girls had tested positive for coronavirus.
In no uncertain terms, the body has asked Priyanka Gandhi to come clean on her post, or it adds, be ready to face legal action.
As reported by a popular website, the notice sent by the Chairman of the Commission, Vishesh Gupta, said that the UPSCPCR had taken suo-moto cognizance of her post in which she had compared the Kanpur shelter home to the Muzaffarpur (Bihar) shelter home incident.
The website further adds Gupta as saying that while 57 girls had tested positive for coronavirus and were being treated as per the protocols, the report that one of the girls had tested positive for HIV was also baseless and wrong.
Gupta further said that comparing the Kanpur incident with Deoria in UP and Muzaffarpur in Bihar was completely baseless and unjustified.
"Two girls were already pregnant when they were brought to the shelter home a few months ago and it was wrong to insinuate any sexual exploitation in the shelter home," the letter added, as quoted by the website.
The letter further said that Priyanka Gandhi's remarks on social media had caused considerable anguish to the concerned inmates.
Earlier this week, the District Magistrate of Agra, Prabhu Narain Singh, had asked Priyanka Gandhi to apologise for her post in which she had stated that 28 deaths had taken place in Agra within 48 hours, as per the website.
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Last Updated Jun 26, 2020, 4:07 PM IST