New Delhi, Apr 27: The apex child rights body has asked all states to stop sale of Johnson's baby shampoo after its sample was found to be of substandard quality in a lab test.
In a letter to chief secretaries of all states, the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights or NCPCR ordered stoppage of sale of Johnson's baby shampoo and also removing the product from stock of shops after Drug Testing Laboratory, Jaipur declared it of substandard quality as presence of formaldehyde was confirmed in it.
The apex child rights body had sought sample test reports of Johnson's baby shampoo and talcum powder from authorities of five states Andhra Pradesh (south), Jharkhand (east), Rajasthan (west), Madhya Pradesh (central) and Assam (northeast) after reports of presence of asbestos and carcinogenic substance in them emerged.
The order to stop sale was issued after test reports of the baby shampoo sample from Rajasthan came in. It is yet to receive the test reports from the other four states.
It has asked the Drug Control Officer of Rajasthan to send the test report of the talcum powder at the earliest.
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Mumbai, Jul 21: Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah Sunday expressed solidarity with the family members of those killed in incidents of mob lynching in the country.
Speaking at a national convention on the theme of 'state complicity in hate crimes' in Dadar here, Shah said the victims and kin of mob lynchings have suffered a lot.
The event was organised by Democratic Youth Federation of India.
"I feel proud to be with them (kin of victims) in this programme and salute their courage. They have faced a lot more than us in their life. We have faced not even two per cent of their sufferings," he said.
The actor said he had often been often criticised for his remarks.
"Some called me a traitor, some asked me to go to Pakistan. But these taunts were nothing in comparison with the pain of those people who suffered mob attacks," he said, adding that "My admiration, sympathy and company will always be with these people".
In the past, Shah had been criticised sharply over his comments on rising incidents of mob violence in the country.
He had said that the death of a cow was being given importance over killing of a policeman in mob lynching in Bulandshahr.
Shah had said that he was worried for children in today's India because he imagines a situation where his children may be surrounded by an angry mob and asked: "Are you Hindu or Muslim?"
His comments had drawn sharp reactions from political quarters.