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Social media lead to perversion of mind said Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi

  • Social media lead to perversion of mind said Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi

    Summary: BHUBANESWAR: Social media is causing perversion of mind leading to increasing cases of child sexual abuse in the society, said Nobel laureate and child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi . People started talking about this serious problem of child sexual abuse on which they remained mum for years due to social inhibitions. He urged religious leaders to outcast them from the society and ostracize from the religion who commit such heinous crime of child sexual abuse. "Rajya Sabha legislator from Odisha A B Swamy emphasised on enforcement of child protection laws. "It is a national shame that our children are subjected to sexual abuse, rape, trafficking and we are silence and doing nothing about it.

    BHUBANESWAR: Social media is causing perversion of mind leading to increasing cases of child sexual abuse in the society, said Nobel laureate and child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi . Addressing a huge gathering during Bharat Yatra- a nationwide mass awakening campaign for safe childhood- safe India in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday, he said, child sexual abuse is spreading like an epidemic and making our society hollow.His campaign got a rousing response in the city as thousands of people from all walks of life including school children participated in the rally that flagged off from Janata Maidan and concluded at Kalinga Stadium here."It is a national shame that our children are subjected to sexual abuse, rape, trafficking and we are silence and doing nothing about it. It is self-contradictory as we are celebrating Durga Puja at the same time continue to mistreat our girls, each of whom is a Durga in herself," said Satyarthi asking all including children to break the silence and speak out against child abuse of all types: sexual, physical or emotional.He said, around 53% children in India are sexually exploited and one child is sexually abused every half an hour and one child is sold in every two minutes , As Reported By TOI.

    According to the Newspaper,"Don't you feel disturbed with these figures and the shameful reports of children being raped by their close relatives? Bharat Yatra aimed to bring this shame to an end." He urged religious leaders to outcast them from the society and ostracize from the religion who commit such heinous crime of child sexual abuse. "These criminals have no religion," he added.Highlighting the failure of legal framework to check child abuse, Satyrathi said, there are around 16,000 cases registered under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) act. But the conviction rate is only 4%, acquittal rate is 6% and the rest 90% cases are pending for hearing.


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