Should Children be allowed to work?
During lunch someone brought up the coming up holidays (Diwali) and crackers. Of course as soon as we think of crackers these days we automatically think of little children working in these factories dying little by little. This has now been fixed by not allowing children to work in such places. Well done!!! or is it?
By stopping the children from working at these places what have we done? Some, notice i use the word some, children, children who were abandoned by their parents and were working to be able to buy themselves one meal a day, not two, not three but one mean a day now are forced onto the roads to beg! Those who wouldn't are now no longer alive. Pains to know this doesn't it? Before we go ahead and make bold decisions like not making children work, we must first provide for them. With a country of over a billion people and a quarter of those being children, there's no way we can provide for their basic needs.
Ideally yes! Every child in the country must go to school, must one day earn a living doing something honorable, but let's face it. We’re not living in a perfect world.
Where are those children today? Where are the children who stopped working in the fire cracker factories?