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.