The government and human rights organisations must give attention to these beggars. Government should take immediate measures to stop the growing business of beggars and to punish the people involved with it.
Ladies with newborn babies or small child are also seen in the streets begging for alms. They look like the ordinary Indian poor woman. Seeing such women lots of questions crept up into my mind like, where is her husband? What is her identity? How did she get the child? Is she the real mother of the baby? How did she become a beggar? Why didn’t she approach any government institutions for help? What is the future of her child?
Beggars who are aged also frequently change their places of begging. Where are their children, relatives and friends? What is their past? All these questions remained unanswered.
These poor looking people are not simply helpless beggars but they are also the victims of a mafia. There is a mafia behind all these things. They collect these people from various corner of India. They trap ladies and children as shown in our popular Hindi movies. After gathering these helpless people, they supply them to their agents in other cities. An interesting thing is that only people from outside the state beg in the particular state.
Beggars are not born beggars, but the situations and some criminal minded people make them beggars. They are born somewhere, live their life somewhere and die somewhere else. Children of these beggars grow, live and die as their parents or lead a life of notorious criminals if they can’t escape from the situation.
Early morning in the streets we can see the people who brings the beggars. They treat these people very rudely and cruelly. They give orders to them and they frequently visit them and give some coins as good citizens to encourage others to do the same. Actually their visit is to check how much the beggar earns and to ensure that they hide nothing. The beggars are ordered to earn a certain amount of money. If they failed to do so, they are treated like dogs. The beggars are like slaves to them. They earn for them. At night they collect the beggars and bring them to a particular place and collect the money whatever they earn during the daytime.
If we watch them whole day then only we will be able to understand their terrible situation. The government and human rights organisations must give attention to these beggars. Government should take immediate measures to stop the growing business
of beggars and to punish the people involved with it. Old age homes, charitable trusts, welfare associations etc must take the initiative to lend a helping hand towards these unfortunate people by providing them shelter and ensuring their safety.