HC asks police to rescue children working in zari units
The Delhi High Court directed the police to rescue the children working in zari units in Jamia Nagar area.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today
directed the police to rescue the children working in zari
units in Jamia Nagar area.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice
Sanjiv Khanna also directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police,
South East, to personally look into the recovery of children
from zari units in Jamia Nagar and file a status report on the
The court also directed the area police to take action
against some local people who have allegedly been obstructing
the rescue operation conducted by an NGO in co-ordination
with government departments to abolish child labour.
The court`s direction came on an application filed by
Save Childhood Foundation, an NGO, through counsel H S Phoolka
alleging that a mob had attacked the rescue team soon after
about 50 children were recovered from various units recently.
According to the counsel, the mob manhandled the rescue
team which somehow managed to escape from the spot. The mob
kidnapped the recovered children.
To this allegation, the court directed the area police
to file an action taken report with details about the number
of children who were recovered by February 23, the next date
The bench is hearing a PIL after taking suo motu
cognizance of a media report that several children between
the age group of 8-14 have been engaged in bag and zari-making
units in Jamia Nagar.