`Strit vigil against child labour and begging`

Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told assembly that police have been asked to put up strict vigil against child labour practice and children being used for begging purpose.

Thiruvanathapuram: Kerala Home Minister
Kodiyeri Balakrishnan today told assembly that police have
been asked to put up strict vigil against child labour
practice and children being used for begging purpose.

Sixtyone children mainly from neighbouring states were
rescued from the clutches of middlemen in the past two years
and eleven cases registered, Balakrishnan said while replying
to a submission on child labour in the state.

Taking up the issue, K B Ganeshkumar (KC-B) said children
from neighbouring states were engaged in child labour by
hotels in the state and they were also subjected to sexual
harassement.

Ganeshkumar sought the intervetion of government to rescue
these children and rehabilitate them.

PTI

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