PANAJI: A local NGO has lodged a complaint with the Goa police about the "presence of children" at an anti-CAA rally held by organisations affiliated with the Goa Church last week.
Organisations affiliated with the Goa Church had held a rally at Lohia Maidan in Margao on January 24 to protest against the Citizenship [Amendment] Act.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) on Wednesday lodged a formal complaint with the director-general of police about the presence of children at the rally.
In the complaint, SCAN director Emidio Pinho stated that "having impressionable children at such gatherings, places them in a vulnerable situation".
"Children are exposed to political ideology, aggressive and often derogatory language and this can leave a lasting memory," the complaint states.
SCAN said participating in such rallies can be detrimental to sensitive minds of children.
When contacted, a senior police officer said the complaint is being probed into.