Need to fight against crime: Advocate Tiwari

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Sep 2017 11:01:20


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“Majority of the people don't have the guts to challenge the wrong deeds going on openly infront of them. This silence promotes the criminals to target another victim especially in case of child sexual abuse. We need to break our silence and give strong reply on the very first attack.

These issues would not be shorted out just by imposing law, social awareness is must to root out these problems strongly”, said Senior Advocate, Rajendra Tiwari. He was addressing a press conference called at Samanvaya Kendra on Wednesday to informed about Bharat Yatra to be carried out by Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation to check crimes and abusement against children.

Along with Tiwari, social activist, Kailash Gupta, Dr. Rajesh Dhirawani from Jabalpur Hospital and Research Centre and social activist, Jagat Bhadur Singh addressed the conference and expressed concern over the status of crime against children across the nation. It may be mentioned that Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation has announced to carry out Bharat Yatra against crime against children between September 11 and October 16. the Yatra will start from Kanyakumari and culminate in New Delhi. Jabalpur will host this Yatra on October 3.

Rajendra Tiwari said that smarter laws and proper implementation is something we must demand from the
government. India is going to progress only when we secure the happiness and security of our children.
Dr Dhiravani informed that Madhya Pradesh is one of the 7 states where child marriage is most prevalent. The socio-economic pressure on our children, as well as the lack of awareness about the distressing psychological and physical duress that children must endure, is an issue that the citizens must take up immediately.

Kailash Gupta said that "Are our children safe in this country? Are they protected? If the answers to these questions are 'No', then we must pledge to march with Kailash Satyarthi. Gupta said that knowingly or unknowingly or out of sympathy we are the one who promote child labour.Jagat Bhadur Singh added that the Foundation has brought to light an issue that has been pervading the Indian society for many years. It is imperative to unite and raise our voices against the rape, abuse and trafficking of the children.