This story is so horrifying that it seems unbelievable.  It has all the makings of a human rights emergency and a nightmare that must end.  RLTV

EXCERPT from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1127056/The-real-Slumdog-Millionaires-Behind-cinema-fantasy-mafia-gangs-deliberately-crippling-children-profit.html

By ANDREW MALONE

Within minutes, a couple emerged from the crowd and approached him. They gave him cakes and said they'd take him away to start a better life. 

I thought they were maybe social workers or religious people,' he told me. 

But Aamir's food was drugged and when he became drowsy, the couple put him in a rickshaw and took him to the city's municipal hospital, which is where the real nightmare began. 

For at the hospital, a doctor was paid to amputate one of his healthy legs. Now speaking in the third person, as if to pretend it didn't happen to him, Aamir tells me the child' was in great pain' after the operation. 

The leg is removed here,' he says, pointing to his own stump and grimacing. His limb had been severed mid-calf, leaving him without a foot. 

Now in hiding after being rescued from the hospital by a charity, Aamir is one of hundreds of Indian children deliberately crippled by gangs so they can earn extra money begging. He still struggles to talk about his experience.

. . . 

Yet the truth, as I discovered during a chilling week-long investigation, is more disturbing than anything dreamt up by the creators of Slumdog Millionaire. 

For in Mumbai, as well as in other major Indian cities, hundreds of young children have had their arms and legs chopped off; scores of others have been blinded. The gangs also pour acid on to the children's bodies, leaving them with suppurating wounds.

A happy ending for the stars of the film Slumdog Millionaire – but for real slum dwellers the future is bleak

Their suffering comes down to one thing: money. In a country of 1.2 billion people, where the gulf between rich and poor is vast, there are an estimated 300,000 child beggars. 

By no means all are mutilated by the beggar mafia, but those with the worst injuries do make the most money – up to £10 a day for deformed children, a fortune in a country where millions survive on just a tenth of that.

Not that Aamir and Dalbeer saw any of their earnings. After being crippled and put to work on the streets, the children are forced to hand over the cash to gang masters each evening. And if they don't hit their targets', they are beaten and tortured. 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. Ali Agins says:

    This is done all over the world where there are beggars. I've seen it in Mexico and it is the parents that do it. Some families are beggars for generations. They are not about to let their children climb out of the position that they are in for life. The child that is sweet with a lost limb is a money maker.

    Remember what Jesus said about those that exploit children? What a dreadful record there is in the books that heaven keeps!

  2. Ali Agins says:

    This is done all over the world where there are beggars. I've seen it in Mexico and it is the parents that do it. Some families are beggars for generations. They are not about to let their children climb out of the position that they are in for life. The child that is sweet with a lost limb is a money maker.

    Remember what Jesus said about those that exploit children? What a dreadful record there is in the books that heaven keeps!

  3. winetou1984 says:

    How can those people do something like that to a child? Don`t they have souls? How would they feel if their parents would have done the same thing with them when they were young?

  4. winetou1984 says:

    How can those people do something like that to a child? Don`t they have souls? How would they feel if their parents would have done the same thing with them when they were young?

  5. Prashanth says:

    This is really unbelievable. Think, we should all share this story with as many people as possible. And let this known to every body. Then the government will be forced to take action on these mafia gangs and also make a strict law which discourages these gangs from operating these kind of things.

  6. Prashanth says:

    This is really unbelievable. Think, we should all share this story with as many people as possible. And let this known to every body. Then the government will be forced to take action on these mafia gangs and also make a strict law which discourages these gangs from operating these kind of things.

  7. onemanonline says:

    This is absolutely disgusting, to use and abuse children in this way is beyond belief. I haven't seen the film Slumdog but had already thought it was in poor taste using the story of people in plight as entertainment.

  8. onemanonline says:

    This is absolutely disgusting, to use and abuse children in this way is beyond belief. I haven't seen the film Slumdog but had already thought it was in poor taste using the story of people in plight as entertainment.

  9. Chitra says:

    This is truly unbelievable. I could not watch that scene from the movie' Slumbdog Millionaire'. I could not believe that people did such horrendous things to kids. And now, after reading this article and the above comments, I feel extremely sad and frustrated that we are unable to do almost anything. I cannot imagine what each day would be like for kids like Aamir. And we crib about the small problems in life. I guess we need to learn a lesson or two from these kids. I hope and pray things get better.

  10. Chitra says:

    This is truly unbelievable. I could not watch that scene from the movie' Slumbdog Millionaire'. I could not believe that people did such horrendous things to kids. And now, after reading this article and the above comments, I feel extremely sad and frustrated that we are unable to do almost anything. I cannot imagine what each day would be like for kids like Aamir. And we crib about the small problems in life. I guess we need to learn a lesson or two from these kids. I hope and pray things get better.

  11. brenda says:

    How far the human mind can degenerate
    only illustrates mankind will always
    be his own worst enemy. Why we call wildlife "animals" is beyond me. The
    label "animals" should be reserved
    for the monsters we can be to one
    another. Why should such manipulators
    be shown any humanity at all? They
    should be put out of their misery
    like the "animals" they are!

  12. brenda says:

    How far the human mind can degenerate
    only illustrates mankind will always
    be his own worst enemy. Why we call wildlife "animals" is beyond me. The
    label "animals" should be reserved
    for the monsters we can be to one
    another. Why should such manipulators
    be shown any humanity at all? They
    should be put out of their misery
    like the "animals" they are!

  13. Pankaj says:

    I think first thing we can do is to help charity which helped the children rescued from hospital and then the nest thing is awareness amongst. Third thing finding out a process of prosecuting these kind of people.
    Being a common man we can choose not to pay these beggers anymore.

  14. Pankaj says:

    I think first thing we can do is to help charity which helped the children rescued from hospital and then the nest thing is awareness amongst. Third thing finding out a process of prosecuting these kind of people.
    Being a common man we can choose not to pay these beggers anymore.

 
 
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