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Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel Peace Prize Caps Decades of Fighting Child Slavery in India

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Satyarthi on Winning Nobel Peace Prize

Satyarthi on Winning Nobel Peace Prize

The Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi speaks after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his fight against the oppression of children.

Publish Date October 10, 2014. Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters.

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NEW DELHI — Many years have passed, but a police chief named Amitabh Thakur can remember the precise moment when he first set eyes on Kailash Satyarthi, who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

Mr. Satyarthi was lying on the ground, bleeding profusely from the head, while a group of men converged on him with bats and iron rods. They worked for the Great Roman Circus, which was illegally employing teenagers trafficked from Nepal as dancing girls. Mr. Satyarthi, a Gandhian activist in a simple white cotton tunic, had come to free them.

As he approached the scene, the chief realized he was interrupting a savage beating.

“I remember that when I reached this man, he was rather composed,” Mr. Thakur said. “I was very impressed, for the simple reason that a man was putting his life in danger for a noble cause.”

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