Mangaluru, May 4, 2019: Eminent rationalist Prof Narendra Nayak has lodged a complaint with the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights against the violation of children’s rights by using them for advertisements, publicity and making them do illegal acts like riding a motorized vehicle on a public road without a licence.
He has also enclosed a video along with his complaint which shows how children are made to tell lies that there is a third eye, they can see blind folded, the third eye can be activated etc.
"The video makes tall claims like children can see through pulse, their brain power and concentration improves. A certain Padmanabha Bhat from Aldur near Chikkamagaluru claims that children can be made to see without light from the object falling on the retina etc. This is not possible as all medical science says that the visualization is possible only when light falls on the retina. I have been investigating and reporting about this fraud from nearly a decade," Prof Narendra Nayak has said in his complaint.
Pointing out that there were a number of organisations in Karnataka doing such things, Prof Nayak has urged the Commission to lodge an investigation into this case of exploitation of children.
" I have conducted various programs and workshops exposing this but gullible parents are still duped by such cheating. It is called third eye, mid brain activation, Gandhari vidye etc," Prof Nayak has said in his complaint.
He suggested that the Commission should make the claimants to appear before a committee to allow this to be examined by an expert panel consisting of opthalmologists, educationists, magicians, psychiatrists etc and has assured to extend co-operation in this regard.
In a similar case, action has been already taken by the DC of Dakshina Kannada against one such organisation at Puttur, he said.