Abstain from disclosing child’s identity in any legal case, says MCPCR

MCPCR appealed to all concerned to abstain from mentioning details of a child in relation to any legal proceedings or incidents which may lead to disclosure of his or her identity to avoid any unnecessary inconveniences.


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The Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) on Tuesday notified those who have directly or indirectly disclosed the identity of Kangujam Kanarjit’s daughter through social media platforms to delete their posts immediately.

All concerned  are appealed to abstain from mentioning details of a child in relation to any legal proceedings or incidents which may lead to disclosure of his or her identity to avoid any unnecessary inconveniences, MCPCR stated in a release signed by chairperson Manibabu Phurailatpam.

It has come to the notice of the MCPCR that various print and electronic media outlets, including social media, are indiscriminately disclosing the identity of the child of Kangujam Kanarjit who has been arrested from Delhi by a joint team of Delhi and Manipur Police, MCPCR stated.

It further stated that the 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, it added.

 

First Published:June 1, 2021, 10:34 p.m.

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