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IN History & Culture ON 05 Aug, 2016
Hard times in life do not just prevail for a particular age or a particular time because hard times do not consider "innocence."
We all can relate children with the word "innocence." Since we have been watching children becoming victims of human trafficking, child labor and are also being traded today, we will see that they have been facing all such problems from a long time.
So come on, let us take a look at the different scenarios where kids were equally treated brutally and cruelty paved its way.
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This image has been taken from the night shift of a Glass Factory. No wonder night shift is a torture for us also, so how could one think of children working at night in the year 1908.
Although we all are familiar with Industrialisation in making lives better but for some people, it wasn't that great.
In America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, there were serious attempts made to prevent the idleness among the children.
The main reason behind the child labour was the speed with which industrialisation caught and children could be hired more easily and cheaply than the adults.
It is not only today that child labor prevails in India, but we can recollect it as the product of British maladministration.
His words towards the idea of child labor were, "I went to work at 11 years old, I became governor. It's not a big deal. Work doesn't hurt anybody"
Well, we hear stories of children being sold from all over the world, may it be just for getting rid of them, in exchange for money or for their better future, but it is not only today they have been treated like things.
There were instances in the past where kids were sold due to poverty.
Although we would disagree with the idea of children coming upon the roads, but I bet such an opposition would be supported by everybody.
It is recorded that around 1.5 million children were killed which comprised of Jewish, Romani and the disabled.
As Austin O'Malley has said,"A child is an uncut diamond", so I believe that if you cut, then do cut them in shape, so that the innocence is not played with.
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