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Child Labour

How School Dropouts Of Covid-19’s First Wave Are Driving Construction Boom In Agartala

Oct 28, 2021 Pinaki Das

With India's remotest landlocked state Tripura witnessing a construction boom, many school dropouts are brought here to work as migrant labourers to meet the unorganised industry's hunger for cheap labour.

Officials Rescue 46 Child Labourers In UP's Sultanpur

Aug 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Assistant Labour Commissioner Nasir Khan said the rescued children were taken for medical examination.

NHRC Asks All States To Submit Action Report To End Child Labour

NHRC has asked the chief secretaries of all states and the administrators of union territories to file a report about the steps taken to implement the provisions and articles of the United Nation Convention for Right of Child and the Child and Adolescent Labour (Amendment) Act 2016 in their respective jurisdiction in particular, the position of child labour.

Over 58,000 Rescued In 2020-21 From Child Labour

Aug 04, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

In 2020-21, over 58,000 children were rescued across India, rehabilitated and mainstreamed under the National Child Labour Project.

Covid Lockdown Increases Risk Of Child Labour, Trafficking

Schools have closed, online education is a luxury and in many cases children are pushed into labour and trafficked due to their financial vulnerability

26 July, 2021

Sri Lanka To Raise Minimum Employment Age To 18 Years To Prevent Child Exploitation

Outlook Web Bureau

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has stated that strict laws are required to prevent child exploitation

03 February, 2021

Top Child Rights Body Identifies 50 'Religious Places' To Combat Child Labour

Outlook Web Bureau

Taj Mahal and Ram Janmbhoomi in Ayodhya have also been identified in NCPCR’s list of religious places for the intervention to combat child labour.

03 September, 2020

Assam Doctor, Wife Pour Hot Water On 12-Year-Old Domestic Help; Absconding

Outlook Web Bureau

Siddhi Prasad Deuri, a retired doctor of the Assam Medical College and Hospital, had, in an inebriated state, allegedly poured hot water on the boy as he was sleeping in his house.

20 December, 2018

5 Child Labourers Rescued From Eateries, Shops In Navi Mumbai

Outlook Web Bureau

The Navi Mumbai police on Wednesday conducted a raid at a tyre shop, three eateries and a grocery shop and rescued the children.

25 November, 2018

Child Sexual Abuse 'Moral Epidemic': Kailash Satyarthi

Outlook Web Bureau

He is also hoping that the anti-trafficking bill, which has been passed in the Lok Sabha, will be passed in the Rajya Sabha as well.

11 August, 2018

Aadhaar Cards Of Over 30,000 Children Living In Shelter Homes Linked With Track Child Portal

Outlook Web Bureau

The portal will aid coordination between child homes, police departments and state governments.


30 September, 2017

Recent Laws Have Legalised Child Labour In India: Activist To UN General Assembly

Outlook Web Bureau

'It will create data that will show a decrease in human trafficking in India, but it will increase the numbers of child labourers and prostituted children'

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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