Child labours wash dishes at BJP meet in Bihar
IN FRONT OF INDIAN MEDIA MAYAWATI MADE A HELIPAD AND SHE WAS NOT ARRESTED.
A Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) report dated October 2014 cites figures from July 2009 to June 2013 which show that just 3,734 children were rescued over four years, ie an average of 78 children each month. But the Delhi high court had directed the labour department to begin implementing the Delhi Action Plan in 2009 “by accommodating, for the time being, about 500 children every month”.
If this target of 500 rescues a month had been met over these four years, 24,000 child workers would have been freed — well over 90% of such children listed in the Census 2011.
What is even more horrifying is the fact that as many as 440 children across all districts were less than 10 years of age.
“The fact that children less than 10 years of age are working makes the intervention even more urgent and should be a compulsive reason to redefine our strategy as well as complaint redressal mechanisms,” stated a comprehensive study by DCPCR that was completed recently. Of the 3,734 children rescued, 2,357 were below the age of 14 years.
Children are mostly trafficked from rural areas of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Nepal through agents who are members of the same community. “Despite the fact that this phenomenon has existed for many years no, little intervention has been possible to take action against the said agents,” DCPCR observes.
The report brings out “many more disturbing facts:. According to one estimate, Delhi has around 28 lakh children in the age-group of 6 to 13 years, of whom 27,47,523 lakh are school going and 43,735 (3.34%) are out-of-school children. Another survey by the Delhi government’s Samajik Suvidha Sangam (Mission Convergence) found 6.43 lakh children in the age group of 7-17 years of whom 4.5 lakh were not going to any school.
ONE SHOULD CHECK THE LIST OF POLITICIANS IN Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Nepal AND THEIR COMPANIES MANY CHILD LABOURERS WOULD BE WORKING THERE.