Question: What issue is the poem trying to raise? Do you think this is an important issue? Why?
Answer: The poem raises the issue of rights for a girl child. A girl should be treated equally in society. She should be given the same right as a male child is given. Inheritance in the paternal properties should be equally divided among all the members without any consideration of boy or girl. Dowry is not a compensation to a girl child. It should be abolished. This poem raises a very justified issue.
Question: ‘In what ways are the work of the Panchayat, that you read about in the previous chapter, and the work of the Patwari related to each other?
Answer: The Patwari organises the collection of land revenue from the farmers and provide information to the government about the crops grown in the area. With this the Panchayat finalises its strategies regarding development. It can assess the resources and planning.
Question: Visit a police station and find out the work that the police have to do to prevent crime and maintain law and order in their area especially during festivals, public meetings etc.
Answer: During festivals, public meetings, etc. the police become more active in order to control crime and maintain law and order. CCTV cameras are installed in the area at different places to keep watch on the activities of the people. To control the mob they barricade the area. Police personnel are deployed. Some information booths are also installed. Proper lighting is also made.
Question: Who is in-charge of all the police stations in a district? Find out
Answer: The Superintendent of Police (SP) is in-charge of all the police stations in a district.
Question: How do women benefit under the new law?
Answer: Under the new law sons, daughters and their mothers can get an equal share in the land. This law will benefit a large number of women. Now, if ever has a problem women can always depend upon their share of land or property.