Safe childhood Bharat Yatra is war against child abuse, trafficking, says Satyarthi in Indore

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said in Indore that child prostitution and sexual violence against them have assumed the shape of moral epidemic and giving acute pain to the nation

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said in Indore that child prostitution and sexual violence against them have assumed the shape of moral epidemic and giving acute pain to the nation. But we cannot be a silent spectator to all this as our silence is only abetting the menace of sexual violence against children as well as child prostitution.

Our ‘Safe childhood Bharat yatra’ is in fact the beginning of a war against sexual violence against children and child trafficking, said the Noble laureate while addressing a large gathering of school students, teachers and guardians at the Holkar Science College here today. While expressing concern over slow judicial process in deciding pleas of abortion by minor rape survivor, Satyarthi said the judicial system should show urgency in deciding pleas of abortion made by minor rape survivor, who battle with social stigma to voice their sufferings.

“In most cases, the girls hide their pregnancy out of shame and even if they tell their parents, they hide it too. And if some survivors complain about it early, the court proceedings take much time and thereafter it becomes dangerous to terminate the pregnancy. Court should take a decision within a week,” said Sathyarthi upon his arrival in Indore as a part of his nation-wide ‘Safe Childhood Yatra’ against child abuse and trafficking.

The 11,000 long `Safe Childhood Yatra’ commenced from Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu and after traversing various parts of the country, will reach New Delhi on October 16.

About 15,000 school children, guardians, womenfolk took part in the ‘Safe childhood Yatra’ programme at Holkar Science college and raised their voice against child prostitution, child abuse and child trafficking.

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