Child Begging

Child Begging

In every religion in every culture we seen face of god in children’s but can we imagine these children’s are using as a tool of begging across the India, see above mentioned picture. That beggars are found almost everywhere in Delhi for begging at traffic signals, outside religious places, near colleges and popular markets. It is pertinent to mention here that despite the presence of beggars in almost every part of the city, concerned department has failed to take requisite actions despite there being several groups working for its eradication for a long time.

That According to a news article dated July 14, 2012 published in Deccan herald based on the report of the then Minister of Social Justice, Mr. Mukul Wasnik there are around 58,000 beggars in Delhi. However, rights group believe that the number is as high as one to two lakh. In a meeting held on the issue of beggary, organized by the Social Justice Ministry

In this Context Hum Hindu Filed a Writ Petition No 9180 /2014 in the High Court of Delhi and Hon’ble Court issued many directions, now Delhi commission of child rights has been taken cognizance on same issue on our petition and matter is under process for removal of this social evils.

PIL in High Court to eliminate child beggary in Delhi

Thursday, 25 December 2014 – 4:20pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

Highlighting the plight of child beggars in the city, a PIL has come before the Delhi High Court seeking directions to ensure their rehabilitation and eliminate the evil of child beggary.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice P S Teji after brief arguments posted the matter for further consideration on January 7.

“The issue of child begging is already seized by the Supreme Court and it was already monitoring the same. We will keep the matter pending,” the bench said.

The High Court was hearing a PIL, filed by Ajay Gautam, seeking directions to identifying exact number of destitute children who are involved in begging and to review the steps taken to solve this problem in all forms. It has sought proper educational facilities to children who are found begging besides a direction to the Delhi Police to properly enquire the whereabouts of children who are found begging.

“In order to claim fame amongst the Commonwealth nations, Delhi Government exhausted every possible tool to eradicate beggary during the run-up to the Commonwealth Games. However, immediately after the culmination of games, the situation became the same,” the plea claimed.

It contends that though Delhi State Commission for Protection of Child Rights was formed on July 7, 2008 for eradication of child beggary from the city yet it has failed in its task. It has sought judicial intervention to abolish “use of children for begging” and provide them with their constitutional rights of life.

“While the Centre has enacted variety of legislations for uplift of children, it has failed to ensurethat children do not beg,” it said.