Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi calls for regulation of placement agencies to curb child trafficking

North Gazette News/New Delhi
Nobel Peace Prize winner and noted Child Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday urged  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to  regulate placement agencies to curb child trafficking.

While raising the issue of child rights and child protection with Kejriwal, Satyarthi raised the issue of regulating the placement agencies of Delhi.

“We need to regulate the placement agencies. Huge numbers of children are being trafficked and are used by these placement agencies. An order was issued by the court to make a law to regulate this in 2012. We need to work on it and do away with child labour,” Satyarthi informed the chief minister.

The Chief Minister said the Delhi government will do it best on the issue and all required steps would be taken to regulate these agencies.

The issues of bonded labour, how child labour is affecting the society and education for children were also discussed.

Satyarthi also told the chief minister how child labour rate has come down in the carpet industry without any negative impact on the industry.

“We will do our best on the issues of concern discussed; all steps needed would be taken,” the Chief Minister assured Satyarthi.