Friday, 27 December 2013 12:48

Call to stop using street children in political programmes

Speakers at a press conference here on Thursday noted that the street children shouldn’t be used in political programmes by any means, reports BSS.
They said the political parties, local government, communities, institutions and mass-media should come forward with a positive mind and work together so that not a single street child is used for political purposes.
INCIDIN Bangladesh, a rights based organization, hosted the press conference at Safawang Community Center in association with Save the Children and European Union.
In her written statement, Advocate Nargish Akter Khan, master trainer of INCIDIN Bangladesh, says using children in political programmes is a gross violation of their human rights. Moreover, the malpractice is detrimental to their physical and mental growth.
She added that the political parties aren’t complying with their commitment of non-using the children in their programmes. But, people in general want a concrete commitment from front-ranking leaders of the political parties in this regard as early as possible.
As a whole, we need political will and commitment that the political parties will never use anymore children particularly the street ones in their programmes that lead to violence in many cases. Executive director of Adibashi Sangskritik Unnayan Sangstha Raj Qumar Shaw and advocacy chief of INCIDIN Bangladesh Nasimul Ahsan also spoke.
The speakers said there should legal procedure in the country to give exemplary punishment to those who will be found guilty of using street children in political programmes.

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