Colombo Telegraph

Rescuers Fear India Will Drop New Law Banning Child Labour

A radical new law to ban child trafficking in India may be dropped by the country’s parliament, the Observer reports.

Some of the children were found hidden in sacks. The youngest was seven. The children told their rescuers they had been working up to 16 hours a day for 20 rupees (24p) a week. The raids were the result of an investigation by the anti-child labour group Bachpan Bachao Andolan. A joint investigation between the Observer and BBA found goods being made for western brands in other backstreet workshops.

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