Kailash Satyarthi on demonetisation: Noble peace awardee Kailash Satyarthi said he was expecting that demonetisation would curb human trafficking but no considerable efforts had been taken so far. At the time of demonetisation move announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Satyarthi called it a great step but still he is disappointed to it.
“I’d expected black money-driven human trafficking would be crippled completely following demonetisation. But no significant effort is being seen on the ground,” Times of India quoted Satyarthi in its report as saying. “Demonetisation is a way, and not the end in itself for checking trafficking,” he added.
Kailash Satyarthi on demonetisation said new currency is encouraging the execrable trade of human trafficking
During an election rally in December, PM Modi had announced that demonetisation has abolished human trafficking, terrorism, underworld and drug mafia in one blow. Citing a report, Satyarthi said that Rs 2000 notes are being actually pushed into human trafficking. While suggesting government, he said the government should make serious efforts to lookout against this.
“Black money, corruption and trafficking are a vicious circle and the scourge needs to be dealt with iron hand,” he said. Satyarthi was awarded Nobel Peace prize jointly with Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in 2014. At that time, he had also said that human trafficking and child labour were the largest sources of black money.
Satyarthi’s NGO have rescued thousands of enslaved children throughout the country
Satyarthi has persuaded the war against human trafficking and child labour through his movement “Bachpan Bachao Andolan’. His NGO has rescued more than 80,000 enslaved children.
Over the last five years, the NGO has rescued around five thousand children all over the country of which more than two thousand were rescued from Delhi. Amid them all, nearly 3,000 children were below 14years and 21 percent of them were working with their families.