Subhashji talks to Kailash Satyarthi on sensitive subject of child sexual abuse

Subhashji and Kailashji touched upon some sensitive yet extremely important issues and also educated the audience about the laws and mechanisms the Indian government has provided to protect children and families of the victims of sexual abuse.

Last Updated: Sunday, September 10th, 2017 - 11:08

A subject that is rarely spoken about but has become almost an epidemic in India today, the sexual abuse of little girls and boys, was the topic of a much needed discussion on the Dr. Subhash Chandra Show.

Subhash Chandra spoke to Nobel laureate Shri. Kailash Satyarthi who has fought tirelessly to end child abuse and trafficking  in India. The subject was approached sensitively and touched upon the several rarely discussed aspects of child rights and systems in place in our country for the protection of children from both physical and mental abuse.

Subhashji brought up issues and stories that are often swept under the carpet because of society pressure however need to be brought to the fore.  The father of a five-year-old shared the story of how after his daughter was molested, he fought for justice till the end.

Kailashji says, “In most cases the society condemns the victim and not the culprit. Only when people come forward and shun these society shackles can these culprits be nabbed. We must do this.” Subhashji explained the POSCO (Protection of Children From Sexual Offence) Act and made the audience aware of the provisions under it. He urged people to learn to be friends with their children, openly talk to them and be close enough so that they can trust you do not feel afraid of reporting such an incident to you.

The second guest was a young man who has been a victim of sexual abuse and is now working with Kailashji and joining him in the cause so that others do not go through the horrors of what he has seen and what has been done with him. He shares his heart wrenching story with the audience.

 

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