Case filed against NCPCR Chairman Priyank Kanoongo for remarks against orphanage-

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A case was registered against Priyank Kanoongo, Chairman, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), by the Devarajeevanahalli (DJ Halli) police, for his statement that children at Darul Uloom Sayeediya Yateemkhana (orphanage) are living a “medieval Taliban life”.

As per a report by The New Indian Express, the case has been filed based on a complaint by Ashraf Khan, 70, secretary of Darul Uloom Sayeediya Yateemkhana, Kaval Byrasandra. 

The NCPCR chairman, who recently visited Khan’s orphanage, stated that it has not obtained any permission. Moreover, the orphanage is not providing any basic amenities to its children.

Ashraf Khan said Kanoongo spread false information through his social media posts to create a rift between communities, added TNIE. He initially lauded the orphanage for its facilities and promised financial support for its development. However, Kanoongo made some disappointing comments on social media later.

Kanoongo inspected the orphanage along with a few members of NCPCR on November 19. In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary of the Karnataka Government, the commission stated that the orphanage is not a registered organisation and lacks basic amenities. The commission sought immediate action against the orphanage under the Juvenile Justice (JJ) (Care and Protection of Children) Act.

The commission also marked a copy of the letter to Dayananda KA, Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate, and urged him to register an FIR against the orphanage.


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