Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who won a Nobel award for his work for homeless children, has also spoken up now.
“There is significant intolerance in our society. Not only intolerance but fear and apathy has also risen in the society at large which is dividing it.
“This situation is prevailing because there is dialogue deficit between the government and some sections of the society, which should be resolved as soon as possible,” Satyarthi said while in Mumbai for an event held at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
Earlier, while addressing a gathering of students and social workers at TISS, Satyarthi expressed concern on the way people were educating their children on matters of religion.
“Our children have not made religion or caste. They should be taught in a way that binds the different followers of different religions but unfortunately its not happening,” the child rights activist said.
“We should be proud of being humans first. We ought to have dignity of being an Indian, but it doesn’t mean that we should hate Pakistan.
If we have simplicity, austerity, quest for learning and nature to forgive someone’s mistake, then there is child alive inside your heart … never let this child die,” Vidyarthi appealed.