Mehbooba to launch Bharat Yatra in Srinagar

Srinagar: The Bharat Yatra undertaken by Nobel Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi will launch its northern stretch from Srinagar on Monday.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will flag off the Bharat Yatra at 11. 00am at SKICC Circuit House, an official spokesman said here.
After the launch, there will be a march at Dal Lake and then a press conference addressed by Satyarthi.
Thousands of people from all walks of life are expected to join the cause in Srinagar, including students, political leaders, civil society, religious leaders, victims and others.
They will all join Satyarthi to protest against the injustice that children of this country suffer by way of abuse, rape and trafficking.
The Yatra started on September 11 from Kanyakumari will conclude on October 16 at New Delhi, covering 11000 kilometres across 22 States. It has received wholehearted support from the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Satyarthi has been campaigning for the freedom, safety and security of children across the globe for the past 36 years. His Nobel Peace Prize (2014) was for his continuous efforts and struggle for the child rights.
The Yatra is the launch of the three-year campaign against child rape and child sexual abuse which is aimed at increasing awareness and reporting of the cases, strengthening intuitional response including medical health and compensation, ensuring protection for victims and witnesses during trials and increasing convictions of child sexual abuse in a time-bound manner.