Have you—yes, you—called your parents today?-II

The plight of the old, euphemestically called “senior citizens” in our jargon-filled world, is something that we do not speak much about. Alone, abandoned and abused, they suffer the absence of their children and the apathy of a society that views them as a burden, silently.

Sometimes, they are even forced stage a play on the streets to raise our consciousness, as these did to mark World Elder Abuse Prevention Day at Lalbagh in Bangalore on Tuesday.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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