28 bonded child labourers rescued in Delhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 00:36

New Delhi: Twenty-eight bonded child
labourers were on Monday rescued by authorities from different
`zari` units and a roadside eatery in south Delhi.

The children were rescued in a joint raid launched in
Batla House area by a task force on elimination of child
labour, sub-divisional magistrate, officials of labour
department, Delhi Police and child rights NGO Bachpan Bachao
Andolan (BBA).

The children, belonging in the age group of 6-14 years,
are mostly from Howrah in West Bengal and Darbangha and
Sitamarhi areas of Bihar, BBA said in a press statement.

Majority of them were working in the zari factories for
more than two years.

R S Chaurasia, Chairperson of Bachpan Bachao Andolan,
said, "This area was under our radar for a long time but the
information about the raid always leaked somehow. This time we
kept it clandestine and succeeded in rescuing 27 children. One
of the rescued children has been liberated from a roadside
Dhaba. The maximum numbers of children we rescued from Delhi
belong to zari industry."

PTI




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