Children being sold in Rs 10,000 and buffalos are in Rs 2 lakh in India: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi

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New Delhi: The justice system of India is begging for reform but no one thinking about it, said Supreme Court judge justice Ranjan Gogoi on Friday.

He said while speaking in Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s book launch ‘Every Child Matters’ in Delhi. Later, he also unveiled the book.

He further said, "2016 amendment in child labour law was a mirage but we need more courts, judges to give justice to the children."

Speaking over the book, Justice Gogoi said, this book has thrown a very important question. Does every child matter? The answer is yes. It’s no secret that the justice delivery system is begging for a complete overhaul. Assuming today is the day of judgement, I don’t think we can wait. "The sooner we realize that societal and political will are what it takes to eradicate child abuse, the sooner our children will be free.”

SC judge furth asserted that we need many more Kailash Satyarthi so the children can feel safe.

In the the following event, an interesting discussion between journalist Shekhar Gupta and Kailash Satyarthi, where they they exchanged thoughts on child labour.

Every Child Matters is a compilation of columns and interviews which highlight the continuing struggle to create safe childhoods. Readers will find much to introspect after going through this collection.

Speaking in the book launch, Kailash Satyarthi shared slew poignant and horric stories of child abuse.

“Every child matters," he said "And every word matters, if we want to live with truth, justice, righteousness and peace. But today children are forced to lose their childhood and words are made shallow, due to lack of humanity and compassion. I always try to use words which can ignite a spark of hope in the darkness of fear."

He further attributed, I write when I am desperate to connect minds and souls for our children. My articles are the expression of urgency for action. My writings are a reflection of my struggle, they are my anger at our apathy, they are my hope that I can inspire ideas and actions that can change politics and practices.”

Referring to the horrific incidents of Child trafficking he said, in India a girl child is being sold in Rs 10,000 and buffalos are in Rs 2 lakh. "This is the irony our society has been facing."

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