Even as the Centre suggested banning use of children in TV reality shows, the SC
on Monday criticised the authorities for failing to enforce the
existing laws to prevent exploitation of children for
prostitution and labour.
Government today said it was
working towards building a consensus for implementation of an
ILO convention which seeks to prohibit and take immediate
action for the elimination of the worst form of child labour.
The state police would soon launch a
special drive to check exploitation of children in the form of
their employment in manufacturing units and for begging,
Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil said here on Tuesday.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday
asked the city government to explore the possibility of
starting a round-the-clock helpline services for child labour
in the national capital.
At least three million children in Pakistan are engaged in labour and thousands others are languishing in jails due to a complicated prosecution process, according to the UNICEF.Oct 25, 2009, 15:13 PM IST
Three years since a complete ban
on child labour in the country, more than one crore children
are still working in various areas and worse, the government
has no data on enforcement of the ban during 2009.
Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has stressed on the need to eliminate child labour, a social evil still widely prevalent in the country.Oct 12, 2009, 11:36 AM IST
The Bombay High Court today observed
that sending the rescued child labourers back to their
families without providing them any education opportunities
At the fifth `children`s parliament`, kids from across the country will come together to discuss their everyday battle against child labour, child marriage, exploitation and terrorism.Jul 25, 2009, 14:56 PM IST
The sparkle in the make up box that you dab on just before going to a party is the result of the hard labour of a child who, in all probability, had spent hours in scorching heat looking for shining pieces of mica in the soil.Jul 21, 2009, 18:45 PM IST