Nafih Mohammed Naser, a child rights activist has asked the public at large, civil society and political parties to make child rights’ an election issue in India. He said that public pressure will force the political parties to make child rights and abolition of labour in true terms, part of their election manifesto.
Nafih further added “Despite all the efforts to promote child rights, the purpose won’t be achieved without taking the political parties on board.”
“The role of the political parties is the most important in policy making. They can the help add seriousness to our efforts by making child labour an election issue. We would be able to bargain for better policies once any of these political parties form the government or become a strong opposition.”