The Open is No Place for India’s Children to Go

“Children are persons too, and as such, entitled to not only justice but also protection. Yes, this hinges on essentialising children as both vulnerable and innocent, but would we rather see them as intentionally, mischievously and consciously violating a social code in a condition where no facilities such as toilets exist? Are we making a case for deviant behaviour in a context where the children do not know any other practice except defecating in the open?” In light of recent incidents, read this piece by a Professor at Hyderbad University, who compels us to ask if we have failed our children as a nation?