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Andhra To Set Up Global Institute Of Policy Making

The Andhra Pradesh government requests the central government to amend all the existing rules for the welfare of children in the country. Andhra should become a pioneer state to implement strict rules against child abusers

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The Bharat Yatra, led by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi reached Kurnool in Andhra on the nineth day of the 35-day long march across India. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu has declared his support for the Bharat Yatra.

The march saw the participation of nearly 3 lakh youth, and working professionals take to the streets and demand necessary rights for the youngest citizens of our country. The spirit showed by the city of Kurnool, to pledge and join the Bharat Yatra to make India safe for our children is what is needed for the country to take its steps towards combating this growing menace.

The Yatra marchers called upon the youth of the country to step up and fight for children across India. They urged people of Kurnool and the state of Andhra Pradesh to strive towards building a safe childhood and a safe India.

Said Satyarthi, “No Chief Minister has marched on the streets to say no to child sexual abuse, not just in India but across the world. We created history today with Chandrababu Naidu. Let us drive our politics with the compassion he has displayed today, for the children of this country. Not as a Nobel laureate but as someone who has been working on child rights for almost 40 years, I pledge to work with your state government to make Andhra Pradesh a child friendly state.”

Announcing that the state of Andhra Pradesh, will take the lead in the setting up of a global institute of policy making, under the direction of Satyarthi, for the safety and security of children, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said “Andhra Pradesh will become a state with zero tolerance on any form of a violence against children. The Andhra Pradesh government requests the central government to amend all the existing rules for the welfare of children in the country. Andhra should become a pioneer state to implement strict rules against child abusers.”

Ever since its launch, Bharat Yatra has been drawing enormous support from citizens across India, including celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan who tweeted to his fans to support the Yatra.                      

People cutting across faith, geography, profession and vocation are coming together to support the Yatra and the creation of a safe India for our children. They are collectively striving for better laws, stronger implementation and faster modes of redressal for victims of abuse and trafficking

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sent a personal letter to Kailash Satyarthi extending his support to the Yatra, which will cover 11000 kilometres across 22 States, including Tamil Nadu. Some of the key cities it covers include Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Guwahati, Bhopal, Jaipur, Srinagar among others.

Kailash Satyarthi has been campaigning for the freedom, safety and security for children across the globe for the past 36 years. His Nobel Peace Prize (2014) was for his continuous efforts and struggle for the rights children.

The Yatra is the launch of the three-year campaign against child rape and child sexual abuse which is aimed at increasing awareness and reporting of the cases, strengthening intuitional response including medical health and compensations, ensuring protection for victims and witnesses during trials and increasing convictions of child sexual abuse in a time bound manner.


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