Sex­ual of­fences against chil­dren a pan­demic, says Sat­yarthi

The Hitavada - - NATION -

NO­BEL Lau­re­ate Kailash Sat­yarthi on Thurs­day said sex­ual of­fences against chil­dren have emerged as a pan­demic and sur­pris­ingly in 70 per cent cases fam­ily mem­bers are in­volved.

In a lec­ture on ‘Su­rak­shit Bach­pan, Su­rak­shit Bharat’ ((Safe Child­hood-Safe In­dia) here, he said “rush­ing” the dreams of chil­dren is the big­gest crime and ev­ery­body should work sen­si­bly to­wards is­sues of chil­dren.

Ap­pre­ci­at­ing the ef­forts of Ra­jasthan Po­lice, Sat­yarthi said many of his fam­ily mem­bers were po­lice and can un­der­stand the func­tion­ing of the po­lice very closely. On the oc­ca­sion, he ad­min­is­tered oath to those who at­tended his lec­ture and re­solved for “safe Jaipur, safe Ra­jasthan and safer In­dia” for the pur­pose of pro­tect­ing chil­dren from sex­ual abuse and traf­fick­ing.

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