Beggar Mafia in India
Beggars in India
Beggars in India
Organized begging is a form of human trafficking that is highly practiced in India. Around 60,000 children go missing in India each year, however, there are probably way more that are not accounted for. The children are forced to work for beggar mafia's, which are organized criminal groups. The mafia usually only takes children that are ten years of age or younger. It is recommended that tourists, as well as natives, do not give the beggars any type of money. By giving them money, the mafia keeps making more and more money, which means they will be kidnapping more kids.
The CNN-IBN news channel underwent an investigation and caught three doctors on video agreeing to amputate limbs of child beggars for as low as $200 or 10,000 rupees. However, the price usually ranges between $200-$800 or 10,000 to 40,000 rupees. The doctors would typically sew the muscles shut which causes gangrene then they would amputate the chosen limb two to three days later. The reason they choose to amputate the children's legs is because disabled children brought in more money since people felt bad for them.Child Beggars
|Author: Raul Ruiz Morales|
How to Deal With BeggarsThese children could literally break somebody's heart just by the way they look, however, it is important that you do not give them money. Instead, you could offer them food or drink, even though they usually turn it down. How should I deal with beggars in India? It may seem kind of cruel, however, the best thing to do is ignore the beggars, even if they are children. If you feel like you have to give them money, be sure to give them a very small amount (But I personally feel that you should not give them money because it is the only way to eradicate begging from our society). It is also important that you do not give money to women beggars with newborn babies. These babies are rented and drugged in order to make them drowsy. Please note that begging is not allowed in India; begging is illegal (begging act 1959) by law in India. Begging is active in India due to the religious nature of India and by foreigners or travelers who feel bad for beggars (effect of Slumdog millionaire). Ignore the beggars as much as possible, even though it is very difficult.