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Don’t give shelter to killers of children

Says Kailash Satyarthi

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 14 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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Don’t give shelter to killers of children

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi urged the world not to give shelter to killers of children.

The renowned child rights activist made the appeal while visiting the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi 32 in the capital on Friday morning.

He then signed the visitors’ book and expressed his personal impression of the great leader.

Protesting the brutal killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members, Satyarthi said the killers of August 15 must be brought to book to ensure justice.

Earlier in the morning, the Nobel Laureate arrived in Dhaka by air to participate as the key discussant in the seminar on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 31st BCS Cadre Association.

 Members of the association welcomed him at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The seminar will be held today in the afternoon at Bangla Academy premises. Baul song will be performed there. Before that, there will be a drawing competition for children.

According to the organisers, the theme of this year’s anniversary discussion is ‘Will for Children’.

 They will demand that the killers of Sheikh Russell, the youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, be returned from abroad, that the verdict of the heinous killing be implemented, and that the oppression of children be stopped.

Kailash Satyarthi was born on January 11, 1954, in Vidisha of Madhya Pradesh, India. Leaving his profession as an electrical engineer, he launched ‘bachpan bachao’ (save childhood) movement in the 1980s.

He has been campaigning against child labour in India and elsewhere and advocating the universal right to education.

In 2014, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."