Adolescent Accusation I
There is no denying the fact that a child is only a child, not a boy, not girl and in preservation of the rights of the children, the role of media cannot be ignored. They can focus the neglected children who are living beyond poverty and scattered here and there and even in remote places. Due to poverty and underdeveloped socio-economic factors in the country, the children are lying neglected and are compelled to engage themselves in reprehensible profession like begging, thieving and pick-pocketing etc., and in this connection it is noted that ours is a developing country and the rate of child labour is increasing day by day. The only reason is illiteracy and poverty for which we are losing bright manpower every time. The respective media should explore such neglected talents and should create the awareness for the wealthy people who have capacity to educate them. The government should hunt and assemble them for their best education for which the proper citizen of the country will be developed in a systematic manner. The States Parties of the world should recognize the right of a child who has been placed by the competent authorities for the purposes of care, protection or treatment of his or her physical or mental health, to a periodic review of the treatment provided to the child and all other circumstances relevant to his or her placement. In UN charter, it has been stated that the States Parties should recognize for every child the right to assistance from social safekeeping, including social indemnity and should take the necessary measures to accomplish the full awareness of this right in harmony with their general law.
It has been stated that the States Parties should esteem the right of the child who is estranged from one or both parents to safeguard personal relations and direct contact with both parents on a regular basis, except if it is contrary to the child''s best interests.
Where such separation results from any action initiated by a State Party, such as the detention, captivity, exile, deportation or death including death arising from any cause while the person is in the custody of the State of one or both parents or of the child, that State Party should, upon request, provide the parents, the child or, if appropriate, another member of the family with the essential information concerning the location of the absent member of the family unless the provision of the information would be detrimental to the well-being of the child. States Parties should further ensure that the submission of such a request should of itself entail no adverse consequences for the person concerned. In view of the above, it is evident that the children who are neglected and living in the slums and in the open square that have no home and hearth, they should be found out with a great care. Even the private organizations who are working on human rights, they should settle them properly with fundamental rights like food, shelter and clothing. Thereafter, they should be provides with proper education as the human rights people of UNDP are working in Ethiopia. In our country Bangladesh, I propose to set up a Ministry to hunt for such children who are moving from door to door and living in the open square. This ministry may be established on human rights, I don’t know whether it is existing in other countries, but for me , the children who are very neglected and counting days to embrace death, they should be protected in terms of humanity which is echoed by all countries virtually.