Monday, 25 June 2012

isupport - special rights for special children


According to survey conducted by UNICEF, as on 2011, there are close to 30 Million orphaned/abandoned children in India. Out of which barely 10% of them are taken care by various orphanages & NGOs across the country.

Root Cause:

Economic deprivation, lack of social security / protection and exploitation are the root causes. The children we see on the streets are not there to make money for themselves. In fact, they are forced to be there to make money for someone else. It is still happening because we have failed to protect these children.

Majority of these children belong to orphaned / abandoned class who have no one to protect them from being exploited, secure their present, secure their future, guarantee their education, interests etc.

What has the country overlooked / ignored?

Economical protection in terms of the poor are based on reservation system in India. Unfortunately, it is classified on the basis of caste & religion primarily. Since orphaned / abandoned children are termed caste less / religion less, we have ignored them in the quantum of beneficiaries.

The solution:

The solution either lies within the frame work of the reservation system or entirely within creating a new protection system that guarantees social security at par with the reservation system.

Hence we ask the government to either create a special reservation for these 30 Million children or create a centralized protection policy that guarantees support for each and every orphaned / abandoned child.

What have we done?

"I Support" made a detailed report and has taken this issue to the notice of the following ministries. See the report @

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, National Human Rights Commission, National Commission For Protection Of Children Rights.

No Surprises..! None of the departments have replied.

We are also filing a "Public Interest Litigation" in the High court of Karnataka

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

I Support - Special protection/reservation for orphaned/abandoned children

Just take a pledge. Voice your support to team "I Support". It can change lives of 35 million orphaned children in India.

I am supporting team "I Support" who are working to get quotas and stipends for 35 million orphaned / abandoned children from the Govt. in India for the benefit of their education.

These children are the ones who lack support from the Govt and end up in streets as they cannot pursue their secondary & higher studies due to our outdated support system.

If we can achieve this, we may no longer see children on streets.

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

I Support - Special protection/reservation for orphaned/abandoned children

According to Indian Constitution, there are Reservations for Minorities, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Other Backward Classes and those with physical disabilities, etc.
... Since orphaned/abandoned children are considered as caste less/religion less, they do not enjoy any scope of benefits under the reservation system in India (Which is predominantly based on caste & religion based quotas).
As per a survey, there are 2,32,46,000 (approx: 2.5 Crores) orphaned/abandoned children in India. (Ref:
As the Constitution of India states in article 15(4), children of the society that are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination should be given the utmost priority while drafting secure systems / schemes / benefits. It is duly noted that social justice is not achieved at any levels for orphaned / abandoned children.
Hence there is a critical need for a Special Protection / Reservation Bill for orphaned / abandoned children.
I Support - Special protection/reservation for orphaned/abandoned children