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They say,”there are choices always!”
So what if those innocents are compelled to live in poverty?What if they get food on the mercy of some others? What if there is no difference in the life of stray animals and them people?
They have the choice.
To play. To enjoy. A care free childhood!
Their parents ain’t much concerned with what they do? It’s okay if they are playing at the hazardous sites. And actually perfect if they are going to some primary government School. Who cares if the teacher’s are enough capable to teach them or not. Who cares about the dingy places where they live? Who cares about their dark futures.
They are forced to live this way or else die. We are also a reason behind their such lives. We care about ourselves only. Even I am selfish at times. And even helpless when willing to help them.
But you say, they have choices!
Yes, they have the choices. The choice to ruin their childhood. Life hits them the worst when they even don’t know what life actually means. They have choice to have watery eyes or else the smashed dreams. But who cares?
Actually. They deserve this. They deserve to be killed each day, each night. Coz they are born poor!
Let’s go through the data of year 2011, presented by the Government of India
Ministry of social justice and empowerment:

Data of all states & union territories

Delhi
No of street children= 69,976(2011)
More than 70,000(2015)
No of childbeggars= 80% streetchild in begging
Drug addiction = 70,000 street children
20,000(tobacco)
More than 10,000(alcohol)
7000(inhalants)
5600(cannabis)
More than 2000(heroin)
Child Trafficking = 6494 (2013)
26761(1 jan 2012 to 20 march 2017)

Maharashtra
No of street children = more than 39000(2013)
% of street Children involved = Aproax76%
In begging or other activities
Begging sex ratio = Boys(70%) & Girls(30%)
Drug addiction = approax 50%
Child Trafficking =50,947(2011-2014)
9414(2015)

West bengal
No of street children = Approax 90000
No of child beggars=more than 81000
Drug addiction = Girls (12.5%) & Boys (40%)
Child Trafficking =1119(2015)
14671(2014)

 

Punjab
No of street children= more than 10,000
No of child beggars=more than 1214 (2011 yr)
Drug addiction= approax 60%
Child Trafficking =6793(2011-2016)

Madhya pradesh
No of street children=approax 28695
No of child beggars=more than2592(2011)
Drug addiction=Girls(11.2%) & Boys(44%)
66.5%(inhalants)
Child Trafficking = 39487 girls (2012-2014)
43044 boys (2012-2014)
59 (2016)
Uttar pradesh
No of street children=more than 57038
No of child beggars=more than 10167 (2011)
Drug addiction=Girls (9.5%) & Boys (40%)
Child Trafficking =approax 9482(2008- 2011yr)
Andhra pradesh
No of street children=more than 28506
No of child beggars=more than 3128(2011)
Drug addiction= 84%(alcohol)
8%(inhalants)
Child Trafficking =18540(2011-2012)
80%child trafficking second
Highest.
Haryana
No of beggars=1171(2011)
Drug addiction=80%(alcohol)
63.3%(cannabis).
46.7% (inhalants)
Child Trafficking=3237(2009-2011)
60% rise (2011-2014)
80%rise (2015)
25% only girls

Rajasthan
No of street children=more thn 6220(2009)
No of beggars=7167(2011)
Drug addiction=58.2%(smoking)
56.5%(smoking)
25%(injectable drugs)
1.6%(brown sugar)
34.2%(alcohol)
Child Trafficking =42.03%(2005-2010)
1300 street girls(2012)
376(jan-aug2015)
1422(2016)
Kerala
No of beggars=202(2011)
Drug addiction=74%(tobacco)
Child Trafficking =701(jan2012-oct2013)
66 increase in 2015
83 increase in 2016
Karnataka
No of street children=more thn 5542(2009)
No of beggars=1602(2011)
Drug addiction=84% (alcohol & tobacco)
4.1%(cannabis)
27.8%(inhalants)
2.2%(heroin)
Child Trafficking =178(2015)
404(2016)
Odisha
No of street children=More thn 1020(2009)
No of beggars=905(2011)
Drug addiction=11.7%(heroin)
40% (inhalants)
Child Trafficking =700(2014)
517(jan-aug2015)
44% rise (2016)
Gujarat
No of street children=more thn 8384(2009)
No of beggars=1982(2011)
Drug addiction=7.8%(inhalants)
Child Trafficking =32846(2012 to 2017)
Bihar
No of street children= more than 25857
No of beggars=more than 3396(2011)
Drug addiction=45.9%(alcohol )
77%( tobacco)
Beggig Sex ratio=Girls (40%)
Child Trafficking=2241(2014) Every month approax 3000 trafficked from bihar (30%frm Gaya)

 

Chattisgarh
No of street children=450(2010)450 to 500
Add up every year.
No of beggars=1065(2011)
Drug addiction=girls5.5%(tobacco)
Boys 28.6% (tobacco)
Girls 5% (alcohol)
Boys 15%(alcohol)
Child Trafficking =10,500(2011-2013)
Asam
No of street children=more than 15000
No of beggars=more than 800(2011)
Drug addiction= Boys(62.5%)&Girls(51.19%)
Child Trafficking=27(2008)
38(2009)
4754(2011-2014)
1317(2015)

Mizoram
No of child beggars=more than 53 (2015)
Drug addiction= Girls(28.4%)
Injection(70%)
Child Trafficking=2 (2016)
Meghalya
No of street children=more than 872(2011)
No of beggars=38(2011)
Drug addiction=cannabis 59%
Heroin 27.3%
Inhalants 30.9%
Tobacco 96.4%
Child Trafficking =7(2016)
Nagaland
No of street children=more thn 2445(2011)
No of beggars=20(2011)
Drug addiction=tobacco abuse 98.8%
Child Trafficking =4(2016)

Goa
No of street children= more than 1287(2014)
No of beggars= more than 24(2011)
Drug addiction=36.7%(tobacco)
1.7%(cannabis)
5%(inhalants)
Arunachal pradesh
No of beggars=24(2011)
Drug addiction=11%(injectable drugs)
Child Trafficking =11(2015)
Himachal pradesh
No of beggars=178(2011)
Drug addiction=7.8%(inhalants)
Child Trafficking =670(2009-2011)
8(2016)
Jarkhand
No of beggars=1254(2011)
Drug addiction=15%(heroin)
Child Trafficking = 43(2011)
Tamilnadu
No of street children=approx 20,000(2016)
No of beggars= 572(2011)
Drug addiction= 41.9%(alcohol)
8%(inhalants)
Child Trafficking = 3373(2014)
4280(2015)
Manipur
No of street children=more than 851(2011)
No of beggars=more than 34(2011)
Drug addiction= 829(2013)
71% heroin & 19.2% injections
Child Trafficking=zero (2011)
62(2013-2016)
58 (2016)
Utrakhand
No of street children = More than 1300
No of child beggars=more than 274(2011)
Drug addiction =tobacco 90% & cannabis 70%
63.3% used by childrens. ChildTrafficking =29(2014)
38(2015)
12(2016)
Jammu & kashmir
No of street children=
No of beggars=990(2011)
Drug addiction=55.8%(inhalants)
35%(heroin)
Child Trafficking =366(2009-2011)
86(2014)
29(2015)
47(2016)
Sikkim
No of beggars= more than 10(2011)
Drug addiction=93.1%(tobacco)
49%(inhalants)
Child Trafficking =2(2011)
Tripura
No of beggars=43(2011)
Drug addiction=35%(alcohol)
1.7%(cannabis)
68.3%(inhalants)
Child Trafficking =3(2011)
5(2015)
6(2016)
Telangana
Child Trafficking =117(2015)
Chandigarh
No of street children=2323(2011)
No of beggars= more than 20(2011)
Drug addiction=80%(alcohol)
Child Trafficking =2(2014)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
No of child beggars= 0 (2011)
Daman & Diu
No of child beggars = 8 (2011)
Dadar &Nagar haveli
No of child beggars= 18(2011)
Paundicherry
No of child beggars = 9 (2011)
Lakshadweep
No of child beggars= 2(2011)
Plight!!
But then, there are a few people who think about them,selflessly! Who cares about their present and future! Who is hurt by their bruises and pains. Who is hurt by their watery eyes. One of them is Ashish Sharma.
Why not to join hands and help him in easy eradication of child Begging from the grassroot level. Let’s do the needful for our nation.
Jai Hind. Jai Bharat.

Riya Sachdeva


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