The other day a girl in a wheel chair was “parked” in front of the gate to Orchid Magu, Bandaara Miskiiy. She was there when people came out of the mosque after the Asr prayers. She was in the heat of the sun.
A person wearing a mundu and a shirt came and wheeled her away after the prayers. He probably had gone into the mosque for prayers leaving the girl there.
The man is seen quite often around the bazaar wheeling the girl-child who has a walking-disability. It is a pathetic sight. We cannot understand why the person has to walk around with the girl, displaying her in a manner that is perceived to attract sympathy.
It may be quite inappropriate to give a judgement on how right or wrong this act is. But we feel that this is a situation of child abuse by mistreatment to the child.
CAWM will take up the matter with Child Protection Services to highlight the plight of this girl and take necessary action to stop this abuse. We would like to call upon all like minded persons to take up the issue with relevant government authorities and civil service agencies.
This is just a case of lack of awareness of childrens’ rights in our society.