That a child is tied in front of a mother is tormenting for anyone. Anybody in this world would not hesitate to term this deed as an act of cruelty as well. But, the picture on yesterday's daily sun tells us a sad episode. The adolescent girl is tied to a wooden log by her mother aiming only at ensuring her security! The caring and loving mother has no one in this vast world to look after her mentally disabled child!
A mother always ensures the comfort and joy of her children even at the cost of her life. She is also a mother who is ready to sacrifice anything to see her children happy and lively. But, the mother had to put the youngster under lock and key for the last ten years. She had to endure the pain of her daughter which in turn must have hit her manifold all the time.Chaining a human being is an inhuman act. The poor mother has been doing it to ensure that her daughter does not go missing. In case of the helpless mother, this is a unique example of cruelty for the sake of endless love of a mother for her disabled daughter. This moves all as a father, mother and anyone in society sympathetic to the cause of humanity.
However, it is astonishing as to how the plight of a widowed mother and her disabled daughter escaped the eye of people for long nine years. This confronts us with the hard reality of the lack of the sense of benevolence which is at the core of building an inclusive society; whereas an inclusive society is a basic requirement for inclusive development.
It is notable here that for the long period the family hardly got adequate support to get rid of the extreme poverty and treat the mentally retarded child. Despite that we have many non-governmental and government organisations working for the disabled, many in society like the adolescent remain out of their supportive network! This also means that we have to go a long way to protect the rights of the differently-abled persons.