Karnataka High Court Slams Interrogation of Children Over Anti-CAA Drama

Owner's Profile

Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


Children, Anti -CAA Drama

Karnataka High Court lashes out against a police action taken against an Anti-CAA school drama which had resulted in children as young as 9 years old were interrogated in relation to a Sedition case. The Citizenship Amendment Act had caused major political ripples in India, resulting in widespread protests, arrests, and instances of suppression of dissent, owing to the provisions which discriminated against individuals on the basis of religion. Refusing to condone the police interrogation, which had police officers interrogating children in police uniforms and without abiding by the mandates of the Juvenile Justice Act, the court stated that condoning the same would result in such actions repeating again. An FIR was registered against the school for performing "Anti-National Activities". The state of K'taka is under the government of the ruling alliance at the Centre.