Topic: Social empowerment;
The long separation of young children from their parents will have devastating effects on the former. Critically analyse with respect to vulnerable children of various sections like illegal immigrants, distress migrants and refugees.
Why this question:
The question of the long separation of the children from the mother came up in the Karnataka High Court last month. For over a year now, two girls aged eight and nine, the daughters of a woman accused of being an illegal immigrant, have been living in a children’s home in Bengaluru, while their mother is imprisoned in the Parappana Agrahara central jail.
Key demand of the question:
One has to analyse the impacts of separation of young children from their parents during their childhood stage. The impact on their psyche, physical health, education and their overall development. On the other hand, how illegal immigrants pose a threat to national security should also be highlighted.
Critically analyse – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.
Structure of the answer:
Introduce the situation of children itself as vulnerable section of society. Further, describe how a few sections like children of migrants, refugees, illegal immigrants are more vulnerable.
Discuss the various threats that these children face like
Lack of basic rights –right to life, education, nutrition
physical abuse – molestation, rape, organ trafficking, prostitution
And other vulnerabilities.
How this can further lead to a vicious cycle
On the other hand, talk about threat posed to national security by illegal immigrants
Provide the measures needed to safeguard these children and provide their due rights.
Conclude with what should be the way ahead.