Time to take ac­tion

Friday - - Friday Inbox - SU­RAJ M, VIA EMAIL

I was hor­ri­fied by the sit­u­a­tion high­lighted in your Mak­ing a Dif­fer­ence fea­ture this week (‘Sav­ing the child slaves’, Septem­ber 6). It was ap­palling to see pic­tures of small kids work­ing in ab­so­lutely in­hu­man con­di­tions. I hope par­ents of these kids and the govern­ment re­alise that by mak­ing them work at such a young age they are rob­bing them of their child­hood, in­no­cence and as­pi­ra­tions.

It’s so sad the chil­dren be­lieve they don’t have any other op­tion but to work to sur­vive. This is where char­i­ta­ble and govern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions come in. They need to find a sus­tain­able so­lu­tion to the prob­lem and stop the ex­ploita­tion of these chil­dren. The gov­ern­ments should ban all the com­pa­nies that use these sweat­shops for their own mon­e­tary ben­e­fit.

Once these com­pa­nies know there are se­vere pun­ish­ments for a crime of this na­ture, they will not work with these sweat­shops and we will then be able to safe­guard the in­ter­est of these lit­tle ones to a larger ex­tent.

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