The best ‘Indian’ book of the year” Morning Echo Magazine.
“One of the Ten Best Books Of The Year – Illustrated Weekly of India.
“What is remarkable about REASON WOUNDED is the glimpse it gives of the plight of those on the wrong side of the ruling establishment and the light it sheds on the feudal attitudes of leading members of the elite…. – “Indian Express”
Millions of children in Pakistan live short and painful lives, suffering the worst forms of exploitation and neglect. Such injustice is often explained away as a direct result of the abject poverty in which their families live.
Yet lethargic legislatures, uncaring judges and poor planning by the state must share in the guilt of ignoring the pains and rights of such children. This book sets out to put the record straight. It argues that approaches to the question of child prisoners should require a totally new, care-oriented discipline, especially where legal rights are concerned.
The book examines the extent to which laws are actually applied in practice. Recommendations are then offered to correct the deficiencies in the system. An added bonus for lawyers and human rights organizations involved in the defense for children’s rights is the inclusion of eleven thoroughly updated appendices containing all relevant laws and amendments.