By Twocirles.net Staff Reporter
Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called himself as ‘ádopted son’ of Uttar Pradesh in an election rally, the UP State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has sought legal documents from Modi to substantiate his claim of adoption by someone in Uttar Pradesh.
The commission has given seven days time for submitting the papers failing which an apology has been sought from Modi. Further, if legal documents are not submitted the adoption will be deemed illegal and against the spirit of The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
Khan has stated that Prime Minister has mocked the sanctity of the Act, protected by the constitution and passed by the Parliament. She also stated that sentiments of all those poor children who have been abandoned and also those people who have to go through a process, in accordance with the law to adopt a child.
The commission has asked for submitting legal documents that Modi has been legally adopted by someone in the state of Uttar Pradesh, failing which his adoption will be deemed illegal and against the spirit of The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
The commission has also sought an apology from Modi as it has hurt the sentiments of children waiting for adoption and parents. Modi has also been requested to visit any such centre and feel the pain and sufferings of the children.
Earlier, according to reports during an election rally at Barabanki, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated—“Lord Krishna was born in U.P. and made Gujarat his karmbhoomi (land of work). I was born in Gujarat and U.P. has adopted me … Uttar Pradesh is my mai baap. I am not the son who would betray his mai baap. You have adopted me and it is my duty to work for you.”
After that there have been a war of words and Congress campaigner Priyanka Gandhi too raised it during her UP visit terming that UP already has its own youths to adopt.