Satyathi said, “This body would be like the NGT, and would oversee effective and expeditious disposal of cases related to child abuse and assault, rehabilitation in cases of abuse and other safety matters, including enforcement of laws and relief….”
“I humbly propose three things – legal deterrence, resources for children and preventive measures to be taken for the safety and security of children across the country,” he said.
Kailash Satyarthi also said that in 70 per cent cases of child sexual abuse family members are involved.
Kailash Satyarthi was in Srinagar as part of the Bharat Yatra, flagged off in Srinagar by CM Mehbooba Mufti, to raise awareness about crimes against children.
Satyarthi urged the children in Jammu and Kashmir to stay away from violence, and said “together, we will win this battle”
“Sexual abuse of children is a moral epidemic and we have waged a war to root out this epidemic from society. I appeal all to come forward and protect the rights of every child in our country,” Satyarthi said.
“I refuse to accept that the innocence, smiles and freedom of our children can keep getting stripped and raped. These are not ordinary crimes. This is a moral epidemic haunting our nation,” said Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his support to the Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s march against sexual abuse and trafficking of children in India and his message was read out at the launch.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has asked professionals to use technology to solve social problems in addition to their business requirements. Satyarthi also spoke about the challenges, struggles and opposition he faced when he started his journey, 37 years ago.
A series of events will be held as part of the ‘Surakshit Bachpan Surakshit Bharat’ (Safe Childhood-Safe India) campaign across the country from August, an official of the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) said.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi had said that India’s decision for ratification of Convention 182 and Convention 138 was “long overdue” in providing justice to the country’s children.
“A police probe has been initiated and I have complete faith in the authorities and the legal bodies of our country,” added Satyarthi today.
Satyarthi started the Global March movement against child labour in 1998 which led to the ILO adopting Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour in Geneva the same year.
The child rights activist said the drought across 10 states had led to rampant child marriage, child labour and kidnapping of children.
Let us create a child-centric thinking in our society, child-centric policy, economy, society and religions, says Kailash Satyarthi.