Yes I support Child Labour . . .

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Though these scorching rays of sun tease my heart more as they burn the life of this “could have been Bey-nazir/Diana” and I also shamelessly admit that she will continue with this pattern of life as her mother and her mother did and years after only the face will change into her daughter’s and the posture, the heat and the labour will remain the same while my daughter and her daughter will be studying in the bestest possible institutions and (ideally as I desire) will marry the apple-of-the-eye son of a bureaucrat who will be snobbishly living in a house made of the bricks produced by this girl by mixing her childhood, innocence, dreams and hopes with the clay,and every brick formed with this formula hits us in the face…  I still say… Yes I support the Child Labour!

Because :

  • Around 90% of certain family’s incomes come from these types of child labour.

  • Typically, due to larger family sizes, they need to have more bread-winners in order to feed all, thus if we ban child labour (in order to appear civilized in our own eyes), we snatch their bread and butter and un-knowingly, do them more harm in this way.

  • If there is no child labour, they move towards other hazardous professions or start begging.

  • The poor kid has to earn eventually, if the girl can not work in any industry due to child labour issues, she will be forced to start prostitution or will be sold for some chicken-feed or will be “gifted” to the land-lord to pay off the father’s debts( this will be welcomed by so-called well-wishers of the society? just look at the statistics of increasing teen-prostitution in poor countries and its demand, one of the main reason is the unability of families to find work, can’t send to kids to work, and the kid is also supposed to support the family, what is the option left then? prostitution!)

  • Programs like providing food to the whole family for sending their child to school rather than to work are not a much success, coz milk can not replace the money which is required to pay off the family’s debts!

 

and that’s why I do favour child labour, it is better to see a girl working in a brick kiln than finding her in the red light area and it is better to see a boy mending punctures at a tyre shop than to find him starved to death or behind the bars as an accused of robbery!

Don’t eliminate child labour… but the reasons that create it!

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