It is your right now!
Government of India has now given you the right to be maintained and looked after by your children.
As the elderly, you have rights which empower you to live a life of dignity, respect and possibly love from your own – children and grandchildren.
The twilight years which stowed away to spend happily with your children and grandchildren – the authorities now think- should be spent the way you had dreamed of, with zero abuse or neglect.
Remember mistreatment neglect or abuse may be physical, social, financial, or psychological. It can be subtle to extreme. Such behavior violates the elderly’s right to feel safe and thus can be frightening or intimidates and can be illegal.
It makes no difference whether you – the elderly are:
- Indian citizen;
- Permanent Resident; or
- Australian citizen.
Your rights are still intact – to live the way you want to live. The only thing changes in the above scenarios – is the use of government machinery involved in enforcing your rights, ending the abuse and suffering and/or reclaiming or undoing any unpalatable deals or transactions. It can be done.
You have always had the right to make choices you like and are happy with. If you are an Indian citizen your right to support and care by you children was made into LAW in 2007 by the government of India. Yes it is the law and it applies to and extends to wherever you are – even outside India.
And if you are in Australia, various Australian governments’agencies are also equipped with authority to help put an end to your abuse and suffering.
Thus, if you are hurting whether in Australia or in India – there is some or the other agency carrying the responsibility to help stop the hurt. Their responsibility is your right to be protected.