The country's top child rights body NCPCR has summoned Twitter India's communications director today for not submitting an action taken report against comedian Kunal Kamra for posting a "doctored" video of a boy singing a patriotic song for Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Germany visit earlier this month.
On May 5, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights had sought action against Mr Kamra for tweeting the "doctored" video.
The commission has now summoned Director, Twitter Communications India, today with the details of the action taken report.
"A letter in this regard was sent to your good offices dated 05.05.2022 calling for an ATR (action taken report) in the instant complaint within 7 days or receipt of the letter."
"However, no such ATR has yet been received by the Commission," the NCPCR said in the letter sent on Tuesday.
Kunal Kamra had shared the purported video of PM Modi's interaction in Germany with the child but he replaced the song that the boy sang - 'Janmabhoomi Bharat' - with "Mehengayi daayan", a popular folk song on inflation that featured in the film "Peepli Live".
Kunal Kamra and the father of the young boy who sang the patriotic song had even faced off on Twitter with the latter slamming the comedian and telling him to keep his son out of "filthy politics".
The father of the child, Ganesh Pol said, "He is my 7 Year old son, who wanted to sing this song for his beloved Motherland. Though he is still very young but certainly he loves his country more than you Mr Kamra or Kachra whatever u are. Keep the poor boy out of your filthy politics & and try to work on your poor jokes. (sic)"