75 child labourers rescued from factories in Khanpur area

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New Delhi, Nov 1 (UNI) A total of 75 child labourers working at embroidery factories in South Delhi were today rescued by child labour activists and officials of Delhi Government's labour department.

Activists of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan said they rescued 75 boys working in factories engaged in embroidering garments in Khanpur area of South Delhi.

The children, aged between seven and 15 years, were rescued from the factories after raids by a team comprising BBA activists, Delhi police and the Delhi Government's child labour department at factories of retailer Gap Inc.

The boys, hailing from mostly poor families in Bihar, were recovered after a tip-off that several children were serving in these factories.

An activist of the BBA said the raid came after there was no response to a complaint lodged with SDM Mehrauli three months ago about child labourers being engaged in the factories.

The activist said the children would be presented before the SDM Mehrauli tomorrow. After they are certified as child labourers by the SDM, they would be sent back to their homes.

Till then, they would be housed in a rehabilitation centre of BBA in Burari.


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