New Delhi, Nov 6: Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi is now being acknowledged by the Delhi High Court too. He had put forward a number of suggestions regarding child labour laws, which the HC concedes.
He said, everytime a complaint of child labour reaches the authorities, the child should either be rescued or compensated within the next 45 days. Moreover, a case must be registered within 24 hours.
Agreeing to the above-mentioned points, a bench of chief justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said that the suggestions were practical and workable and that detailed orders will be passed later.
Additional labour commissioner of Delhi government assured the court that the suggestions for improving the tracking record of child labourers will be implemented soon. Following this, the HC disposed off the PIL filed by the NGO saying that it will take the suggestions into consideration.
Advocate Prabhsahay Kaur, representing the Bachpan Bachao Andolan pointed out,"Currently, complaints are pending for weeks and months giving ample opportunity to the employers to move the child labourer, making chances of their rescue even more remote."
Latest reports by an NGO suggest that close to 99% of child labourers are being trafficked from outside Delhi. The NGO also suggested that scholarships and incentives for children who are school/college dropputs should be borne by the government. Apart from this, adept methods to identify and rescue of children from begging and selling various items at traffic junctions should also be implemented.