20 child labourers rescued in N-W Delhi
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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.


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

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