Nobel Laureate refuses to take position on use of pellet guns by Indian forces in Kashmir

Srinagar: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi who is in Kashmir Monday refused to talk about the use of pellet guns (by Indian forces) in Kashmir Valley.

During his colloquy with journalists here in Kashmir capital Srinagar, Satyarthi refused to take a position on the use of pellet guns when a reporter wanted to know his perception in this regard.

“I am not a politician so won’t indulge in political debates.” However Kailash said he would like to meet the victims in Kashmir.

Kailash Satyarthi who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 which he shared with Malala Yousafzai for waging a peaceful struggle to protect children from being exploited as labour urged upon the children to focus on the education. “Stay away from violence and I assure you safety and protection. Together we can make this world beautiful,” he said and added that children should not be used to achieve goals.

Satyarthi is on a Bharat Yatra to spread awareness about crimes against children.

He was born in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh. After completing an electrical engineering degree, he worked as a teacher. In 1980, he left teaching and founded Bachpan Bachao Andolan, which has freed thousands of children from slave-like conditions. (CNS)

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