Campaign to Liberate Children from Abuse
Spiritual Leaders across different faiths and beliefs in the country joined Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF), the organization led by Nobel Laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, to forge the motto of Surakshit Bachpan Surakshit Bharat (Safe Childhood-Safe India). They wholeheartedly endorsed the agenda of working to eradicate child sexual abuse, trafficking, sexual exploitation and other forms of violence against children to create a safe and fear free India for children today and tomorrow.
The interfaith conference was convened by Noble Laureate and Child Rights Activist Kailash Satyarhi who reminded that children are always the worst victims of all forms of violence; sexual abuse is among the gravest and is growing at an alarming rate. This is a crime, an evil and the reflection of societal sickness hidden beneath the widespread silence of social taboo. It is the moral obligation of all faith leaders to help break this silence. Protecting God’s children, I believe, is the most powerful act of worship’.
All the faith leaders spoke in favor of the campaign. Sh. C.L. Gulati, Secretary, Sant Nirankari Mission appreciating the valuable thoughts put forward by representatives of different faiths and recalled the equal concern of United Nations contained in a special message – cum – caution from James P. Grant, Executive Director of UNICEF in their 1995 report, “Unless the investment in children is made, all of humanities most fundamental long term problems will remain fundamental long term problems.” Sh. Gulati suggested that in fact both the sinner and the victim are the sons of the same Lord. This is a feeling which can calm down the aggressor. This father son relationship can ultimately transform the entire society which in Sant Nirankari Mission is the basic ideology. Let the people know for certain that all are the sons of this God Almighty. It would not only save the children but would also go a long way in establishing Universal Brotherhood.