Mamta Agarwal (March 27,1951 / India)
Social activists are going hoarse,
And forcing people to take off goods from stores
Made by child labour.
I wonder if they are doing any favour.
Has any body found answers?
Have you found a sponsor?
To help the poor who live below poverty line,
Crying foul is all very fine,
Who will provide them necessities?
So they can live in dignity,
Find a decent vocation,
Food, shelter, clothing and education.
It’s easy to cry foul,
And from rooftops howl
It’s against human rights,
Without a clue about their plight.
It’s a fundamental right,
Though that has been a oversight.
Ban child labour has become fashionable
Making the employers accountable
Yes we should check the exploitation,
But what to do till we find a practical solution?
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