He asserted that he has declared a war against crimes like rape, sexual abuse and child trafficking, and hoped the Bharat Yatra campaign will make India safe again for children.
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.
Our children are not safe either in homes, schools or neighbourhood or anywhere, and the perpetrators (of such crimes) roam freely. We just cannot wait and watch, Satyarthi said.
He was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, along with Pakistans Malala Yousafzai.
Hailing Satyarthis campaign, Meghalaya Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Zenith M Sangma said that the State Government will leave no stone unturned to create a child-friendly society. Satyarthi had begun his 35-day-long nation-wide Bharat Yatra march on September 11. The 11,000-km yatra will travel through 22 States, culminating in New Delhi on October 16. PTI
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