19 child labourers rescued from Bawana area



New Delhi: Nineteen child labourers, including six girls, from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have been rescued from the national capital, a child rights NGO said on Tuesday.

The children were involved in hazardous employment at electrical units in Bawana industrial area in Delhi.

The operation, conducted by District Task Force along with members of Labour Department and NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan, rescued the children belonging to the 8-16 year age group.

The children were working for more than 9 hours and except for a few, none were living with their family. Most of the children were brought to Delhi by middlemen who had also given some advance to their parents, the NGO claimed.

Trafficked from villages of UP, Bihar and West Bengal, many of the children were working without any wages to pay off the advance given to their parents, it said.

PTI