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Sexual offences against children a pandemic: Satyarthi

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Nobel Laureate Satyarthi today 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 Police in the field of child rights, 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 and safer India" for the purpose of protecting children from sexual abuse and trafficking.

DGP said the contributions made by Satyarthi in the field of child rights at the national and international levels were invaluable.

He said in Rajasthan human trafficking is most active and the gravity of the situation can be estimated from the fact that an officer of additional director general level is the head of the anti-human trafficking cell.

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 19:42 IST