Aaditya Thackeray Faces Child Labour Charge Over 'Save Aarey' Protest
Aaditya Thackeray, a former minister in Maharashtra is in legal trouble over his protest against the move of the new government to permit a metro train shed in Mumbai’s Aarey forest.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has accused him of using “child labour” for the ‘Save Aarey’ protest, and given a notice to the Mumbai Police Commissioner to register a case.
The protester had tweeted photos of children carrying placards, which he also took part in.
A child rights panel demands “an Action Taken Report” along with FIR copies and statements by the children within three working days.
Aaditya Thackeray had got the decision to use Aarey area for the shed reversed when his father Uddhav Thackeray became chief minister in 2019. However, much has changed in the last month. The Shiv Sena of the Thackerays has been pushed out of power, and the party’s rebel group of MLAs has formed a government with the BJP as partner.