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India activist Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel medal recovered

In this picture from 10 December 2014, Nobel Peace Prize joint-winner Kailash Satyarthi of India holds up his Nobel Peace Prize medal during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway Image copyright AP
Image caption Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014

A replica of a Nobel medal, which was stolen from the home of Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi in New Delhi, has been recovered, police say.

His Nobel certificate as well jewellery and other personal items were also recovered.

Three people have been arrested.

Mr Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his work to combat child labour and child trafficking in India.

He shared the award with Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai for her work on female education.

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Mr Satyarthi said no-one was home at the time of the burglary last week.

"I had complete faith in the government, the police and the people of this great nation. I thank the Delhi police for the brilliant and speedy recovery of the items stolen from my residence," Mr Satyarthi was quoted by India Today website as saying.

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Image caption Mr Satyarthi's certificate was among the stolen items recovered

The 63-year-old founded Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or the Save the Childhood Movement, which campaigns for child rights and an end to human trafficking.

Mr Satyarthi has long campaigned against child labour and rescued children from servitude.

His efforts have seen tens of thousands of children rescued from hazardous industries and rehabilitated.

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