56 child labourers rescued in Delhi
New Delhi: Fifty-six child labourers, mostly
trafficked from Nepal, Bihar and West Bengal, were rescued by
the authorities from a zari unit in south Delhi on Thursday.
A joint raid was conducted at the unit in Garhi area near
East of Kailash by officials of Labour Department, Delhi
Police and child rights NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA).
Majority of the children were working for more than 12
hours a day and were paid merely Rs 50 per week, the BBA said
in a statement here.
Prosecution of their employer would be initiated under
stringent provisions of law, officials said.
About 500 child labourers have been rescued from Delhi
over the last four months, the NGO said.
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