Is there no group looking after the interest of children?

Stabroek News

June 3, 2004

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Dear Editor,

It is very disturbing to read in your newspaper about the sad affair of the young Guyanese girl and a businessman. Mr Khan should be ashamed of himself as a businessman and as a Muslim. If I understand the situation well, the child was doing work study at his business. Where are the police? Where is child welfare? Is there not a group that is looking after the best interest of a child?

Mr Khan, with the knowledge that you have, it would be a blessing for you to help the less fortunate, not to take advantage of the weak. How in the name of decency could you sleep at night knowing that a mother's heart bleeds for her daughter? It is Allah that knows best; show what a true Muslim you are, Mr Khan, and help someone in need and don't take advantage of the situation.

If you do the right thing surely Allah will guide you to true happiness.

Yours faithfully,

Omar Khan