Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, announced on Friday that his government will introduce a Bill in the state assembly that will ensure that child molesters are hanged.
He was speaking at a Surakhshit Bachpan, Surakhshit Bharat (Safe Childhood, Safe India) programme, which was organised by Nobel Laureate and child rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, when he said, “We won’t tolerate sexual violence against children and a Bill will be tabled in the assembly to ensure gallows for those who commit sexual crimes against children. We will send the Bill to the Centre for approval.”
The CM also praised Satyrarthi’s campaign and said that both the state and its CM are with him in this noble cause.
Violence against school children came to light after an eight-year-old boy was murdered inside a toilet of the Ryan International School near Gurgaon last month.
Chouhan also expressed his concern on child labour and said, “Only a law is not sufficient to end the child labour menace and our government will sensitise people about the issue, as eradicating child labour from Madhya Pradesh is our goal.”
Member of Parliament from Bhopal, Alok Sanjar, Women and Child Development minister, Archana Chitnis, and School Education minister, Deepak Joshi were also present on the occasion.