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79 children from 15 districts employed as labourers rescued

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, July 19 - The State Labour Department in a drive conducted in 15 districts of Assam, including Jorhat on Thursday, rescued 79 minors employed as child labourers in various workplaces.

A Labour Department source told this newspaper that six children were rescued in Nagaon, two in Hailakandi, 16 in Tinsukia, three in Jorhat, three in Bongaigaon, seven in Sivasagar, three in Dibrugarh, one in Majuli, 10 in Kamrup (Metro), three in Kokrajhar, five in Sonitpur, three in Karimganj, four in Cachar, eight in Chirang and five in Lakhimpur.

The source stated that legal action has been initiated against the employees for employing minors, which was illegal under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.

The rescued children have been lodged at shelter homes in the districts and will be handed over to their guardians subsequently as per provisions of the law.

The source said that similar drives in other districts have remained suspended due to the floods affecting the districts and will be resumed once the situation returns to normal.

The source further said that drives against child labour is being carried out by the Labour Department at short intervals on the basis of information received by the labour offices in the districts.

It may be mentioned here that children are found to be mostly employed in hotels, restaurants, garages, shops, godowns, factories and kiosks as domestic help in residences and even in tea gardens in some cases.

A police source stated that it has been found in many cases that minor girls were brought from poor families by anti-social elements by telling their parents that their children will be employed as domestic help. But later the girls were sold to human trafficking rackets outside the State.

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79 children from 15 districts employed as labourers rescued

JORHAT, July 19 - The State Labour Department in a drive conducted in 15 districts of Assam, including Jorhat on Thursday, rescued 79 minors employed as child labourers in various workplaces.

A Labour Department source told this newspaper that six children were rescued in Nagaon, two in Hailakandi, 16 in Tinsukia, three in Jorhat, three in Bongaigaon, seven in Sivasagar, three in Dibrugarh, one in Majuli, 10 in Kamrup (Metro), three in Kokrajhar, five in Sonitpur, three in Karimganj, four in Cachar, eight in Chirang and five in Lakhimpur.

The source stated that legal action has been initiated against the employees for employing minors, which was illegal under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.

The rescued children have been lodged at shelter homes in the districts and will be handed over to their guardians subsequently as per provisions of the law.

The source said that similar drives in other districts have remained suspended due to the floods affecting the districts and will be resumed once the situation returns to normal.

The source further said that drives against child labour is being carried out by the Labour Department at short intervals on the basis of information received by the labour offices in the districts.

It may be mentioned here that children are found to be mostly employed in hotels, restaurants, garages, shops, godowns, factories and kiosks as domestic help in residences and even in tea gardens in some cases.

A police source stated that it has been found in many cases that minor girls were brought from poor families by anti-social elements by telling their parents that their children will be employed as domestic help. But later the girls were sold to human trafficking rackets outside the State.

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