Mirzapur (UP), Aug 10 : Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi today said that there was a need to make child labour a non-bailable offence. The Centre and the state governments should give funds to organisations working in child labour sector as it was necessary to break the vicious circle of poverty, illiteracy and child labour, Satyarthi said. Also Read - World Day Against Child Labour 2020 Focuses on The Impact of Crisis Like COVID-19 on Child Labour
The relationship between poverty, illiteracy and child labour was like that of an egg and hen, he said. “If there is poverty, then there is illiteracy and it leads to child labour. If there is illiteracy then there are both,” he added. Also Read: Kailash Satyarthi gives clarion call to eliminate child labour Also Read - World Day Against Child Labour 2020: Where India Stands on Employing Children as Labourers
Satyarthi was here to attend a felicitation function organised by bar association. There should be strict implementation of laws on child rights framed on the guidelines of the Supreme Court and bail should not be granted to those involved in such crimes, he said. Also Read - World Day Against Child Labour 2020: 10 Quotes That Perfectly Describe Children
Later, after laying foundation stone of a degree college here, Satyarthi termed Mirzapur as his “karmbhoomi” and said that it brought him Nobel prize. Appreciating the efforts of the judiciary for its decisions to abolish child labour, Satyarthi said the decisions were lauded by the international community also.