Child Labour

Girls’ home sealed after inmates used as labourers in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai

Based on a tip-off, CWC officials inspected the home near Kudumiyanmalai on Sunday morning, and conducted an inquiry with seven girls there.

published on : 4th October 2021

Will take century to end child labour: Expert

Officials say Covid and school closure have led to kids being trafficked to city for work

published on : 10th September 2021

Child labour: Learning lessons, not from textbook, but hard-knock life

The recent electrocution of a 13-year-old boy in Villupuram district, while erecting a flag pole, has exposed deeper problems in society.

published on : 27th August 2021

26 children rescued from traffickers in Bihar, nine arrested

In 2020, 313 children were rescued from trains and more than 426 till August in 2021 by the RPF and others.

published on : 21st August 2021

Bengaluru sees surge in children trafficked for labour

A senior railway source said, “The maximum number of 56 children have been brought from Bihar, followed by 15 children from different parts of Karnataka and 12 from Uttar Pradesh.

published on : 20th August 2021

Four tribals kids rescued from child labour in Tiruvannamalai district

The children would either be sent to a government home or with their families after taking into consideration their safety, said the coordinator.

published on : 18th August 2021

Three officers get human rights panel notices over child labour

They have been asked to submit their responses before August 16 and a hearing will be held on August 17 on the issue. 

published on : 11th August 2021

TNIE impact: Rights body notice to Railway official over child labour

In another communication to the Ramanagara DC, the Commission has asked him to investigate and submit an action-taken report within three days.

published on : 10th August 2021

Contractor held for child labour in Karnaataka; seven children rescued

The contractor has agreed to pay a penalty of Rs 1.4 lakh, at Rs 20,000 per child. The Labour Department will also pay Rs 15,000 for a child.

published on : 2nd August 2021

Officials pitch in after video of kids repairing village road in Odisha goes viral

Led by block development officer Manoj Kumar Behera, the team assessed the road for repair works and assured needful action.

published on : 30th July 2021

Sri Lanka to raise minimum age of employment to 18 after death of minor domestic help

The Labour Ministry has also decided to expand the list of jobs considered to be hazardous to children between 16 and 18.

published on : 26th July 2021

With school closure, lack of gadgets, children left to their own devices

To Santhosh and Saranya, schooling has already become a distant memory; it’s been 16 months since they received any kind of education.

published on : 18th July 2021

Gut-wrenching tales of schoolchildren shouldering weight of life even before it begins

Another young boy, working at a roadside garments shop nearby, shouted: “Shorts! Shorts! Track pants! Shorts!” He looked no older than 15.

published on : 18th July 2021

Bengaluru: GRP rescues eight boys from child labour trafficking, parents suspected to be involved

An FIR has been registered on Friday evening at the KSR railway station against three individuals for trafficking and those rescued have been handed over to the Child Welfare Committee.

published on : 9th July 2021

Two home guards dismissed, OAPF jawan suspended for assault on minor 

One Home guard, Biswal, was placed under suspension on July 1 after CCTV footage of him purportedly kicking and abusing a minor tea vendor in the State Capital went viral on social media.

published on : 8th July 2021
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