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Nobel laureate Satyarthi pitches for NGT-like children tribunal

Press Trust of India  |  Surat 

Child rights activist and Nobel Laureate today advocated the setting up of a for quick delivery of justice in crimes against children.

Speaking to reporters here, also asked the Centre to pass a law against human trafficking in Parliament before the 2019

"Crime against children are rising in the country. Sexual exploitation of children has gained the proportion of an epidemic in society," said.

"The has brought some fear in the minds of those who violate environmental laws. So, on the lines of the NGT, we demand that there should be a for quick delivery of justice in crimes against children," he said.

Stating that child trafficking was a big issue, Satyarthi said, "We urge the to pass the in Parliament before the 2019 polls" he said.

He urged and O P Kohli to ensure the abolition of child labour in the state.

"Though Gujarat has progressed industrially, child labour is still an issue in this state. I urge the CM and the to do more to stop child labour" he said.

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First Published: Tue, May 29 2018. 23:05 IST