Ilam stakeholders to protect children from electioneering

ILAM: The School as Zone of Peace National Campaign Ilam District Committee has been formed here to stop the use of children during the local level elections by different political parties.

The committee has been formed at the initiatives of various local organisations working in the sector of children with the objective of warning the political parties against using children for election purpose.

Programme Director of the Human Rights Network and Peace Action Group, Prakash Adhikari is the coordinator of the 13-member committee.

It is stated that the committee shall monitor the use of children during the election whether any election-related programmes are organised in schools, among other child rights issues.