NCPCR summons Facebook officials over Rahul Gandhi’s post on Instagram | India News

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NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has summoned Facebook officials on Tuesday for failure to respond to its earlier notice that sought removal of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Instagram post with a video which revealed the identity of the family of a nine-year-old Dalit girl who was alleged raped and murdered in Delhi recently.
Facebook was given three days’ time to respond with an action taken report. However, in its letter to Facebook, NCPCR said it has received no reply. The Commission has asked Facebook functionaries to appear in person or through video-conferencing with an action taken report on Tuesday.
Facebook owns photo and video-sharing social networking platform Instagram. In a letter on August 10, NCPCR had asked Facebook to take appropriate action against the Instagram profile of Gandhi over the alleged violation of provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, and the Indian Penal Code, and demanded removal of the video.
Section 74 of the JJ Act prohibits disclosure of the identity of a child victim in any form of media and Section 23 of the POCSO Act, 2012, also states that no information or photo of a child victim should be published in any form of media which could reveal his or her identity.
This details specified under Section 23 of the POCSO Act include his/her name, address, photograph, family details, school, neighbourhood or any other particulars which may lead to disclosure of identity of the child.
On August 4, NCPCR had written to Twitter, asking it to take action against the handle of Gandhi for posting the photo of the family.

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