Child labourere

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46 Children Rescued; UP Police Raids Several Child Labour Establishments

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

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 - 10:28 AM / by Balaji L

Tags: children, child labour, Police, Uttar Pradesh

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Child labour

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Child Labour Case Hits 160 Million In Last Four Years, Reports Says

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.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 - 10:49 AM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: UNICEF, International Labour Organization, child labour, Dr Harsh Vardhan

Courtesy: Zee News

Rihanna and Fenty beauty cosmetics

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Rihanna's Cosmetics Brand Under Scrutiny Over Child Labour In India

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

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 - 10:38 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Rihanna, Legal Rights Observatory, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, child labour, Jharkhand, Fenty Beauty

Courtesy: WION

Gujarat Assembly

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Gujarat Assembly Passes Bill To Increase Fine On People Employing Children

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

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 08:42 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Gujarat, monsoon session, Amendment, child labour

Courtesy: The Indian Express