They Also Deserve Equal Rights

When we look at the Indian constitution, we see a memorandum, different laws, sections, codes and an elaborative legislation. But, if we as the citizens raise a question and delve deeper; are these laws, codes, and regulations being followed?  The answer is quite prompt and unsurprisingly; a prompt NO. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE) is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between the ages of 6 to 14 years in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution.

This is a typical scene at one of the traffic lights in Ludhiana. We in this picture just see one child but; there are hundreds of them who get down every day to sell out the bunch of balloons they have. The question is; who is to be blamed? Is the people, the government or the ones’ who themselves are in this vicious cycle. Our country, till now is in the category of a developing nation and I see this situation at the traffic light as one of the major reasons.

This is a serious matter of concern because, if these minds are not made to walk on the right path, they will end up being malicious. They will be the ones’ who will be future rapists, drug addicts, and criminals. Their frustration will come out in the all the heinous ways which will be highly damaging for the society. These children have already become addicts! Addicts to live such a life, addicts to doing this every day and future addicts who will possibly be damaging the society in some way.  We need to find a way to combat it. Let us all get together and find a way out so that this problem can be solved.


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