Imphal, June 2:
Taking serious note on the use of a minor girl’s name who happens to be the daughter of one KK Singh, who was arrested by police, the Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) has stated that disclosure of the identity of a child directly infringes the rights of a child, particularly the general principles such as Section 3(xi) – Principle of Right to Privacy and Confidentiality under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. Further, disclosure of a child’s identity in connection with a legal proceeding is punishable under Section 74 of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
Chairperson of the MCPCR, Manibabu Phurailatpam in a statement said that the MCPCR come to the knowledge that that various print and electronic media outlets, including social media, are indiscriminately disclosing the identity of the minor daughter of KK Singh, who was arrested from Delhi by a joint team of Delhi and Manipur Police.
“In this connection, MCPCR notifies all who have directly or indirectly disclosed the child’s identity through social media platform, to delete their post immediately. It is requested to all concerned to abstain from mentioning details of a child in relation to any legal proceedings/incidents which may lead to the disclosure of his/her identity to avoid any unnecessary inconvenience”, the MCPCR warns.