Karan (left) and Omair at New Delhi railway station.

India's runaways and the charities saving them from abuse

For the thousands of children who flee home and find themselves at railway stations in India's big cities, NGOs such as Sathi are all that stand in the way of a life of abuse and exploitation. Words and pictures by Amrit Dhillon.

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Karan (left) and Omair at New Delhi railway station.
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Amrit Dhillon

Amrit Dhillon

Amrit used to work for the BBC in London but decided to return to her country of origin, India, over 15 years ago. Apart from travel articles, she reports on every aspect of Indian society. Rajasthan is her favourite state because of the magnificence of its forts and palaces, the great Thar Desert, exquisite handicrafts, and a colour palette so glorious it can lift the lowest spirits.