Nobel Laureate refuses to take position on use of pellet guns in...

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

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 10: Indian childrens right activist and 2014 Nobel peace prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi greets media persons and well-wishers at his residence after the announcement of prize on October 10, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Satyarthi along with Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Kailash Satyarthi, 60 founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan or Save the Childhood Movement in 1980 and helping the millions of children in India who are forced into slavery and work in torrid conditions. (Photo by Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Srinagar, Oct 9, CNS: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi who is in Kashmir Monday refused to talk about the use of pellet guns 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 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)