36 child labourers rescued in Delhi: NGO
New Delhi: Thirty-six child labourers
were rescued and 11 factories sealed in separate operations
carried out in three places of the capital, an NGO claimed on Tuesday.
The children were rescued from factories in New
Seelampur in north-east Delhi, Khajuri Khas in east Delhi and
Ghonda in northeast Delhi. A total of 11 factories were sealed.
Thirteen children were rescued from a factory in New
Seelampur while 15 were rescued from Khureji Khas yesterday by
a joint team of Delhi Police, Labour Department and activists
of Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA).
In another raid, eight children were rescued from
Ghonda. Four employers were also arrested.
Six factorites were sealed in Khajuri Khas besides
five in Ghonda.
"The children in both the areas were working in
pitiful conditions and all were victims of trafficking for
bonded labour from the state of Bihar. On an average, they
used to work for 12-15 hours everyday and were getting Rs 20
per week as wage," the statement issued by BBA said.
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