Despite being the capital of India, Delhi has over 4 million people living in makeshift homes in slumsthat are overcrowded, lack adequate water supply, sanitation, and security. Children of these slum dwellers often do not get access to basic education and instead have to start working to support their family. At such a tender age, they are forced to grow up in a haste and suffer the loss of their childhood and innocence. They are taken advantage of by employers who use them as cheap labour.
It is not just the responsibility of the government to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups. It is the duty of us – the citizens – to do our bit in ensuring equal advancement of all sections of the society.