Satyarthi assures kids to fight for rights

Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Monday urged children of Jammu and Kashmir to stay away from violence and politics while assuring them that he would make all efforts to ensure their safety.

Without naming separatists and militants he said, “Children should not be used for violence.They should not get involved in politics. They need love and compassion to fulfill their dreams.”

Satyarthi, who won Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for waging a peaceful struggle to protect children from being exploited as labourers, evaded questions about the AFSPA in Kashmir and the use of pellet guns that wreaked havoc in Kashmir during the 2016 uprising.

“I am not a politician to give statement on these issues. But I am against every form of violence. The children should not resort to any form of violence,” he said.

While addressing students at SKICC in Srinagar, the Nobel peace laureate said, “Past is past. I have now come here to fight for child rights and will knock at every door for the children of Kashmir. They are like my own children.”

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