If children are not safe, India isn't either: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Elias Hubbard
September 13, 2017

Satyarthi later reached Manaveeyam Veedi at Vellayambalam here, where hundreds of well-wishers and activists joined the march.

Satyarthi and scores of supporters embarked on the "India March" at Kanyakumari on the country's southernmost tip. Because my children are being raped. "But if the children in India are in danger, India is in danger; if our children are not safe, India is not safe", Satyarthi said, while addressing school students here. I refuse to accept that eight children go missing and two are raped every hour.

The union minister, Mr. Pon Radhakrishnan fully endorsing the view of Kailash Satyarthi said that children should be nurtured by inculcating strong values of life that alone could be the real long lasting protection for our children and youths-especially the young girls.

The yatra comes amid national outrage over the murder of a seven-year-old boy in his school toilet.

"I'm declaring truceless war against increasing atrocities on children". We must challenge and change all social taboos.

"Mother Teresa said that "peace begins with a smile".

The Yatra started from Vivekananda rock in Kanyakumari, according to Kailash Satyarthi, he would be covering a distance of 11,000-km before reaching New Delhi on Oct.he would covering a distance of 11,000-km before reaching New Delhi on October 2. "One can not be a silent spectator", he said, calling child sexual abuse a "growing menace, a growing epidemic". The march, led by the Nobel Prize laureate, aims to spread the message against child abuse and trafficking.

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