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20 child labourers rescued in N-W Delhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 21:17

New Delhi: Twenty child labourers, mostly
from villages in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, were rescued from
garment and shoe-making factories in north-west Delhi, a child
rights NGO said on Wednesday.

Four employers were arrested during a raid in Indira
Enclave in North-West district of Delhi and one unit has been
sealed there.
"The children belonging to the age bracket of 8-14 years
have been trafficked for bonded labour mostly from the
villages of UP and Bihar. They were enticed by middlemen who
paid an advance to their parents and lured them of a better
life in Delhi," the NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan said in a
statement.

The children had to work for more than 10-12 hours a day
without proper food and rest and used to get a meager amount
of Rs 50 in a week, they said.
PTI

First Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 21:17
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