Nobel Laureate Satyarthi appeals to 'save childhood' on Children's Day
by The Daily Eye Team November 14 2014, 5:46 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 45 secsNew Delhi: Calling child trafficking the “worst form” of human rights violation, Nobel Peace Prizewinner Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday made a strong appeal to “save the childhood” of every child.
On the eve of the 125th birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, celebrated nationwide as Children’s Day, Satyarthi said it is imperative that the society takes care of the right to education, health and freedom of every child.
“Child trafficking is the worst form of human rights violation. It makes me cry when children are taken away and sold cheaper than cattle,” he said.
NHRC Chairperson Justice K G Balakrishnan, who also spoke during the interaction organised by NHRC during its two-day National Seminar on Prison Reforms, said that the society is in “complete denial” on the issue of child labour.