Stringent laws against child abusers soon: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Oct 2017 13:02:39

Staff Reporter,

Addressing Bharat Yatra rally at Tatya Tope Stadium, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that it’s high time we declare a war against child abuse unitedly. Stringent laws to ensure strong punishment to the criminals, who sexually abuse children, need to be implemented soon. Chouhan said that the State Government will soon get a bill passed in the Vidhan Sabha and send it to the Government of India to ensure strong punishment to the criminals who behave rudely with innocent children.

Further, he said that a strong Opposition to child abuse cases is required from society and such dangerous mentality is not healthy for society. Bharat Yatra rally with the punch line ‘Safe Childhood Safe India’ is started with the focus to reawaken the consciousness of the nation towards the sensitive topic. For this it is necessary that all sections of the society need to work together against child sex abuse and make efforts to put an end to this dangerous mentality from its roots. He said that such mentality is very dangerous for a healthy society. Such incidents should be strongly opposed at all levels in the society.

He said that State Government is also planning public awareness campaign to put an end to such distorted mentality in the society. Initiatives will also be taken to put efforts to end to child labour system. Chouhan was addressing the felicitation programme of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s Yatra ‘Safe Childhood-Safe India’ at Tatya Tope Stadium. Chouhan termed the efforts of Satyarthi in improving the lives of children as sacrifice, and dedication.

Informing about the State Government’s running schemes to realise the dreams of children Chouhan said that schemes have been started for providing free education, uniforms, bicycles and laptops to outstanding students of Class XII, smartphones on admission to college for students. Satyarthi told on the occasion that the yatra has been organised to end child sex abuse and violence against children in the society. The yatra began on September 11 covering 11,000 kms via 22 states of the country and will conclude on October 16 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He said the yatra symbolises the social and cultural revolution of changing the society’s mentality towards sexual exploitation. Lauding the sensitivity of CM Chouhan he said that the state government along with the society will present an ideal for slogan’ Safe Childhood – Safe India’.

Among those present on the occasion included  Sumedha Kailash, wife of Kailash Satyarthi, Women and Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis, Minister of State for Technical Education Deepak Joshi, MP Alok Sanjar, Jan Abhiyan Parishad Vice Chairman Raghavendra Gautam and a large number of school children and guardians. At the end of rally all participants administered the oath for raising voice against child sexual violence.