Each minute of our life is a lesson but most of us fail to read it. I thought I would just add my daily lessons & the lessons that I learned by seeing the people around here. So it may be useful for you and as memories for me.
“Why is sleeping child in the hands of beggars? Have you ever wondered … ”
Most of the Beggars on the busy streets and subways operate in gangs, and to cash people’s sentiments – they even hire babies and drug them to sleep. It is a fact, it has happened and is happening in few places around the world.
A – Thousands of babies are abducted everyday for the begging “business”.
B – Many babies are mutilated and disabled for life to extract sympathy from onlookers.
C – Almost of all of these babies are drugged and incapacitated while being taken out on “business”.
D – A mother will seldom use her children to get alms from someone else. Most of these babies are “rented” on a daily basis from cartels.
E – Not even a paisa of what you give will reach these hapless babies.
If approached by women carrying a baby and begging for money. Please do not give them money.
These women actually make the babies look pathetic so as to try and appeal to the public’s sympathy, by using such babies. I have heard that when one woman takes rest, the baby is handed over to other women, who continue to walk to streets in the hot sun carrying the baby. Such babies are perhaps rented out from beggar to beggar
What You can Do
Simply giving money to the child beggars and their mothers on streets will not help solve the issues with them. If possible, in such cases buy food for the child and even the women carrying the baby but please do not give cash. I am not against giving money to beggars and believe that we should all show compassion. I am however, totally against the use of babies being used as a begging tool.
If you really want to help those less fortunate kids, provide them a better solution, like offering shelter of the government or NGO organizations.
STOP giving money to anyone carrying a baby. Put a stop to this begging with baby business. Put an end to kidnapping and child abuse.
Travelers are also cautioned to be careful of small children who walk around the streets begging. Some of these children appear to be only five or six years old. There are reports of these children stealing purses and chains etc. and running away in the crowds.
Please feel free to share your story and any lessons you learned, you experienced , you came across in your life in the comments below.