Nearly 46 child laborers were reportedly rescued by officials in Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur district on August 28. According to sources, these children were recused after raiding several establishments during an ongoing campaign, conducted by the cross-department team in the district. The rescued children have been sent to the hospital, said Assistant Labour commissioner Nasir Khan. However, the campaign was initiated under a joint effort of… read-more
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World Day Against Child Labour is celebrated on June 12, and this day holds a special significance in India. “The pandemic has led to an increase in child labor globally,” Union Minister of Health & Family welfare Harsh Vardhan tweeted. As per the report of International Labour Organization and UNICEF, the child labour has risen to 160 million in the last four years.
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NGO Legal Rights Observatory has filed a complaint against American popstar Rihanna's cosmetics brand 'Fenty Beauty' for allegedly promoting child labour in India. The complaint to national child rights commission NCPCR stated that "child labourers work in dire conditions" in Jharkhand mines to extract mica used in beauty products. The NGO also sought investigation and supply chain clearances meant for prohibiting child labours. Rihanna was… read-more
Gujarat Assembly on September 23 passed the 'Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Bill, 2020. With this, people employing children will now be fined Rs 1,00,000. The bill has also removed the need for the District Magistrate to intervene, and have vested powers to Municipal Commissioners to take appropriate actions. While accepting the bill, the opposition pointed out that mere increase in fine would not solve the problem… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express