In India a lot of children are born and live on the streets. Children and youth of the street have no adult protection, usually because they have chosen to snap their ties with their families and run away, or because their guardians have died, or are in jail, or missing.
Worst to suffer among these children are the girls who face violence, rape, abuse and more often than not shockingly savage and barbarous treatment from anti social elements and oppressors. .
The system and society does not seem to care and with the increasing gap between the rich and poor, life does not get much better for these children.
Below is an article from The Hindu, which highlights the plight of these children and what steps are necessary to see some progress among these battered children
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