Kashmiri Orphan: Fragile Sections of Society

Irshad Ahmad Irshad

Abstract

The future of child wholly and solely depends upon parents their mentality, their behavior, their assets etc. A family with sound economy can make their children sound in all walks of life. But unfortunate thing for an orphan is that he/she lacks this valuable guardian i.e, parents. The children lost the parental support while as thousands of families lost their bread earners. How an orphan can survive smoothly in this expensive and cunning world. So far as orphan of Jammu and Kashmir are concerned, they are in constant strain, anxiety, stress due to the situation of armed conflict from last two decades and Kashmir region in particular has been the most affected. The conflict has led to the loss of human resource and caused infrastructural damage to some of the important institutions. Here the orphan number is far beyond than normal as compared to other states of India. In this paper it is an attempt to showcase the condition, challenges and the position of orphans in Kashmir region. It also mentions the role of government in attempting to reduce the number of orphans and in the rehabilitation of conflict affected victims. 

Int. J. Soc. Sci. Manage. Vol-2, issue-4: 327-332

Keywords

Orphan; Educational loss; Exploitation; Orphanages; Armed conflict; NGO

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijssm.v2i4.13538

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