Every year we celebrate children’s day on 14th November, right? What about the other 364 days? As active members of a so called civilized society, DO WE REALLY CARE ABOUT CHILDREN AROUND US?
14th November... a special day for children, we all know that. Everywhere, this day is celebrated with great pomp but I think someway or other, the actual purpose of the day is fading out with the advancement of civilization. Now a day’s children are not safe at all. The rate at which crime against children are increasing is just shocking. Let us look at the following data from government data platform………….
CRIME CASES IN 2013 CASES IN 2014 % INCREASE
Crime against children 5,224 89,423 53.6%
2. Murder of children 1,657 1,817 9.7%
3. Infanticide 82 121 47.6%
4. Child rape 12,363 13,766 11.3%
5. Kidnapping and 28,167 37,854 34.4%
6. Procuration of 1,224 2,020 65.0%
Some more facts -------------------------
A child is the essence of a family as well as society and not a liability
Children’s day and child labour are the two sides of a same coin now days. Poor children sometimes don’t understand the crime and its effects because most of the time I saw that the poor, illiterate child does not even know what is going on over him / her. They just bear with the crime.
Inspite of having so many laws under IPC and some special laws also, the real picture is as shown above. Oh my god!!! We call ourselves human beings! We claim to be modernized, civilized, educated and so on …. do we really???
The above data shows the picture as of 2014 and it is growing. God knows how far it grew till now. Now the time has come to seriously analyze, debate, discuss at the same time to be alert and aware of such issues. Let’s take a pledge to seriously change our outlook towards children and what a better way than to commence this from the ensuing children’s day.
Change will not occur in a day I know, but it is already late. It is not only the duty of government and police, but a combined effort is the demand of the hour.
Today’s children are the future of India. if our future is at risk then how can a country progress?
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