END CHILD BEGGING. DESTROY BEGGING MAFIA

END CHILD BEGGING. DESTROY BEGGING MAFIA

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Aswin Bhagyanath started this petition to Government of India and

It is a great moral dilemma to anyone who loves children when they see young kids begging on the streets, whether to give them money or not. We have all heard of huge underworld rackets that run the begging mafia.These organisations resort to kidnapping of children,whom are later used as sympathy attracting props for begging. Many such infants can be found almost always sleeping in the arms of women beggars. Toddlers who beg on streets are often found demanding sympathizers to buy food for them rather than to give money as the money will go to the anti social elements who have sent them. It is a painful sight to see young kids standing in front of food outlets with hopeful eyes. Many of us who are caught up in the whirlwind of our day to day needs and tight schedules tend to avoid the painful moral dilemma and time needed to tend to such children by simply walking away that scene.

Buying food for such kids rather than giving them money is a recommendable option. But it is only a quick-fix solution to an otherwise grave social problem because if the children do not produce enough money at the end of the day, they will be either mutilated to attract even more sympathy or disposed off in unimaginably inhuman ways. Children are often kidnapped for this purpose and they are sent off to far places, sometimes even to other countries so that the local police cannot find them. According to National Human Rights Commission(NHRC), EVERY YEAR 40000 CHILDREN ARE ABDUCTED IN INDIA AND 11000 OF THEM ARE TRANSPORTED ABROAD. Such is their reach. The main thing to note here is that these organizations do not discriminate between children on the basis of caste, creed or economic status.(True socialists). So it doesn’t matter which strata of the society you fall into, if you they go out to play or if you take them for shopping or eating out to busy places, your child could be the next target! Even if the kids are not kidnapped, their future is grim if they grow up with parents who are either beggars or organized crime elements. They inevitably end up becoming beggars themselves or criminals who facilitate begging and related crimes.

So the only practical solution that is there before us is to IMPOSE A NATIONWIDE BAN ON CHILD BEGGING. This should be IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER THE KIDS WERE KIDNAPPED OR THEY WERE BORN TO PARENTS WHO ARE BEGGARS.  Such parents have no justification in saying that my kids should be beggars like me. Before implementing this, it must be ensured through a few steps that the alternatives for these kids are brighter.

� Such children should be accommodated in foster homes and their education and living expenses should be borne by the government and general public.

� As most of the government foster homes are in really poor conditions, there should be a partnership between public and private organizations, NGOs, NPOs etc to make sure that the funds allocated for this purpose isn’t wasted. Corporate firms could contribute to this scheme as part of their corporate social responsibility(CSR) initiatives. Such organization shall be given tax exemptions.

A nationwide helpline should be established so that anybody across the country could call to it and report if they see children begging or with beggars. Also this helpline should deal with discrepancies in the working of above mentioned foster homes.

Government should use its media resources to spread awareness about this helpline and its relevance. Public should come to know about the horrors inflicted by begging mafia on children.

There will be several willing agencies and individuals who are willing to participate in such a noble initiative. But their should be one ,either governmental or non-governmental, who is willing to spearhead the movement. It can be a conglomeration of several public and private agencies as well.

The purpose of this petition is to spread this idea far enough for one such willing person or organization to take notice and take the necessary initial steps required for this. So keep spreading it. The plan that I have laid out may not be perfect. But I assure you that the intention is 100% genuine. Anybody with more thoughts are free to comment and improve upon the idea. But keep sharing. And if by luck this gets started contribute wholeheartedly to this initiative to save our future generations from the clutches of these heartless anti social elements.

PLEASE DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOUR CHILD IS TAKEN TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS DRIVE. Think about it!

 

 

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