Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday will set out on a march across the country to mobilise action against sexual abuse and trafficking of children.
The Yatra will commence from the southern most tip of India, Kanyakumari, then pass through Kashmir and finally end in New Delhi on 16 October.
“Child rape and sexual abuse has become a moral epidemic that haunts our nation and we can no longer remain silent spectators. Our silence is breeding more violence. That is why the Bharat Yatra is the beginning of an all-out war on rape, abuse and trafficking,” he said.
Sathyarthi, a Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 2014, for his struggle for the rights of children, launched the Bharat Yatra Campaign from the Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari.
He urged the youth to join hands with the campaign to enable all ensure the safety and security of children.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fully extended his support to this Social Cause.
While Satyarthi has been campaigning for the freedom, safety and security for children across the globe for the past 36 years, the campaign co-incidentally succeeds the tragic killing of a seven-year old Gurgaon schoolboy who had allegedly resisted sexual abuse and the alleged rape of a 5-year-old girl in a Delhi school. Both these incidents have left the parents and the country numb.
Styarthi recently wrote, “Child rape & sexual abuse has become a moral epidemic that haunts our nation. We can no longer remain silent spectators. #LetsMarch”