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Mumbai: Minor boy ‘rescued’ from jewellery manufacturing unit

On searching the premises, the police found a boy polishing imitation jewellery using an electrical machine, officers at Samta Nagar police station said. They added that the boy was being made to do “dangerous work unsuited for his age, while being confined in a small room”.

Gujarat: 1,269 child labourers rescued in five years

A total of 2,997 raids were conducted under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act (1986) across the state between 2013 and 2018, states a written reply tabled earlier this year by the Gujarat government.


Back from Telangana: 700 will return to Odisha with education, hopes of escaping brick kilns

The worksite schools for children of brick kiln migrant workers were established by Aide et Action, district collectors of Rangareddy and Yadadri, Telangana Brick Kiln Owners Association, and Rachakonda Police Commissionerate, in 2016.

Mumbai: Armed with roses, 35 kids fight against child labour, sensitise mill owners

35 children are part of an initiative to curb child labour, started by the Mumbai Police along with the Labour Commission and two NGOs.

Eliminate child labour from mica mining in Jharkhand: Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi said innovative approach of creating 'Bal Mitra Grams' (child friendly villages) in Jharkhand has proved that eradication of child labour was possible with the joint efforts.

HC seeks Delhi govt reply on plea to implement order on prevention of child labour

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao was hearing an application by NGO 'Bachpan Bachao Andolan' (BBA) and associate organisation 'Save the Childhood Foundation'.


At Kolkata pandal, a message against child labour

The pandal has been divided into several areas. At the entrance, a giant structure portraying Gansha’s head is installed. Inside his head, paintings have been placed to portray his emotions.

Two get 14 years RI for child trafficking in Hyderabad

In a search operation on January 9, 2016, 219 minor boys, all hailing from Bihar, were rescued from bangle-making units of the convicts in Talab Katta area in the Old City, it said.

Women and Child Development Ministry expands ChildLine to 435 locations

World Day Against Child Labour was first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. According to a UNICEF study, in 2011 child labour constituted 13 per cent of the workforce in India at 10.2 million.

20 kids rescued from steel unit in fresh raid in Delhi's Wazirpur Industrial area

Some children claimed that they were not pressured to work in the factory. Barring a 16-year-old, all of them said their parents were aware of where they were working.