his article does not advocate an individual, it advocates humankind! Here she is, you ask her several questions and she makes up stories. You tell her that you want to extend help to her and she looks suspiciously into your eyes. You hold her hand and she retreats. Then in the presence of a warden or an in-charge she comes up wit ...This article does not advocate an individual, it advocates humankind!
Here she is, you ask her several questions and she makes up stories. You tell her that you want to extend help to her and she looks suspiciously into your eyes. You hold her hand and she retreats. Then in the presence of a warden or an in-charge she comes up with one ghastly tale of misfortune.
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One story at a time, you revisit her the next day and the story changes its form and characters. May be the trust between you and her is building up. She is opening up in hopes to find a way out because she is miserably trapped in her own folly and wrongdoing.
You record her whole story, share your opinion and advice with her despite growing protests of the warden that this part of your interview is an invasion of the territory of ‘unnecessary information’ and ought not to be shared. You ignore the warden’s objections and continue hitting in the right direction.
The iron in her is melting down and she is gradually gaining an insight into the entire scenario of herself and her life. She is making up her mind on to her next steps and realizes that home is the only safe vicinity for a woman in the world. But alas! The interview time is over. You’ve done your job, got her to spill it out and need to move.
She is saying adieus to you from the corner of her sad eyes and tightly closed lips. Her tears tell how painful and humiliating it is for her to be away from the protection of her parents and siblings. No other relation is more beautiful than the blood relation, if valued. Regret has sealed her mind and heart for good and she envisions a difficult path ahead.
Few days ago, I happened to go to a helpless women’s sanctuary. The telltale of these women is apparently disastrous but to add to their misery was the condition in which they were living the rest of their lives, without any guardian to take care of them.
So many times, enraged, and infuriated at trivial issues in the families, it occurred to these deeply sensitive minds to run away and take a complete U-turn in their lives. Destiny however ended their stories of struggle by the roadside. Finding nowhere to go, they landed the safest possible place in the world, which was the women asylum.
Many of them had dreams of love and happiness and yet others aspired for a better marital life. Most of these unfortunate ladies were from an age group of 15 to 20 years, an age where your decisions are no mature nor the mind is ripe to take responsibility for your action.
Many of these girls lamented and grieved on what they had done to their lives. Several wanted to retrieve their steps back to the safety and bliss of domestic life. there were others who had given up all hopes of returning and their only excuse was the strictness of their guardians to reaccept them into their homes.
I do not count these young minds as criminals or wrong-doers in an absolute sense. Mistakes happen and anyone can commit them. Some people are lucky that their mistakes do not reap them, bitter fruits, for their hand’s work. These unlucky ones were not even favored by the lady-luck or fellow human beings.
Pathos was not the only emotion in my heart. Helplessness, rage and agony for individuals ridiculed by their own care-takers in harsh conditions made me realize how cruel a human being can be. Innocent or not, they paid the price for their sin, with mental torture, and torment of everyday.
Educational backwardness, lack of awareness, foreign media attack on localized culture and targeted by the clever minds of the society, these young ones are looking for a serious consideration and assistance in resuming lives once again. Parents’ carelessness and strictness comprise of some other factors for forcing these children out of homes and into the streets.
With a little sympathy, understanding and patience simple solution to these victims of fate can be provided. After all, normalization of life is what it requires to keep civilizations going. Let’s save the strong reactions for better times to come.