(Child Soldiers International Press Release) – The Indian government should immediately take measures to end the involvement of children in situations of armed conflicts or protracted armed violence in India, Child Soldiers International said today. As the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child meets in pre-session to begin the review of India’s initial report on measures taken to implement the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Children in Armed Conflict (OPAC), the organisation urged the Indian government to conduct systematic investigations into reports of underage recruitment, hold perpetrators accountable and take measures to prevent and end the association of children in armed groups and state forces in India.