CHILD LABOUR

  • Centre to introduce draft Bill on Small Factories in budget session February 21, 2015

    Hyderabad: The NDA government is all set to move amendment proposals to Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Bill and Factories Act, 1948 and introduce Draft Bill on Small Factories (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Service) in the upcoming budget session, Union Labour Minister B Dattatreya said on Saturday. The Minister...
  • About fifty child labourers rescued in Hyderabad February 12, 2015

    Hyderabad: Continuing their special drive, the city police rescued around 50 child labourers, most of them hailing from West Bengal, who were being forced to work in hazardous industries here. "So far, about 50 children have been rescued and our special drive continues. Five persons who had employed them were...
  • Child labour bill will be test of Modi government: Kailash Satyarthi February 8, 2015

    London: A bill currently in the Indian Parliament on child labour totally will be a "test" of the new government on how they take the issues of the most exploited children in their political priority, says child rights campaigner and Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi. Satyarthi, 61, was referring to an amendment...
  • Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi joins hands with Prince Charles to end child labour February 6, 2015

    Kailash Satyarthi joins hands with Prince Charles to end child labour and protect children from being sold to slavery. ...
  • Hyderabad Police rescues 200 child labourers, arrests local wrestler January 24, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday rescued 200 child labourers in an early morning raid. The children are reportedly from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and had been brought to Hyderabad to work as labourers in small scale units making bangles and slippers. They were reportedly under the custody of a local...
  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi to host a TV show to highlight child labour and human trafficking January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Popular reality-based crime show 'Crime Patrol Satark' has joined hands with Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi to host a special series focusing on child labour and human trafficking. "We have picked two important cases from Satyarthi's organisation - Bachpan Bachao Andolan. We decided to take up this opportunity as viewers...
  • I represent the sound of silence and cry of innocence, says Nobel Peace Prize winner Satyarthi December 10, 2014

    Oslo: India's Kailash Satyarthi received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize sharing the prestigious award with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai in Oslo on Wednesday evening. The Nobel Prize is presented every year on December 10, the death anniversary of its founder Alfred Nobel. Here is the transcript to the speech. My dear...
  • India and Pakistan at one stage as Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai receive Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo December 10, 2014

    Oslo: India's Kailash Satyarthi received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 on Wednesday, sharing it with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, for their work on promoting child rights in the troubled sub-continent, where millions are deprived of their childhood and education. "Satyarthi and Yousafzai are precisely the people...
  • Committed to total ban on child labour in India, says labour minister December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A total ban on child labour in India may soon become a reality with Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Tuesday asserting that he was committed to passing a legislation to this effect. Speaking at a national consultation on child domestic work and trafficking, Dattatreya said his ministry was...
  • What stops us to end slavery, asks Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi November 29, 2014

    Kailash Satyarthi is 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient for helping children to come out of the shadow of slavery. ...
  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarhi asks to end slavery, calls for Anti-Child Labour Act November 22, 2014

    Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has sought the immediate enforcement of Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery in the country. ...
  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarhi calls for Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery November 20, 2014

    London: Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has sought the immediate enforcement of Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery in the country. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN ahead of the Nobel Prize ceremony in London, Satyarthi said, "Enforce the Anti-Child Labour Act in India and have all forms of child...
  • Need to stand up and act to end child slavery: Kailash Satyarthi November 18, 2014

    (By KailashSatyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Monique Villa, CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation) As you read this article, 5.5 million children around the world are losing their childhood to slavery. They are being beaten, abused, and sometimes raped. They are forced to work in brothels, mines, brick kilns, on fishing boats,...
  • Eliminating child labour: Delhi government accepts NGO's suggestions November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The city government on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan's suggestions for eliminating child child labour from the national capital are "acceptable and workable". In view of the statement made by the Additional Labour Commissioner of Delhi government, a bench of Chief Justice...
  • 30 Minutes: Story of the missing children November 2, 2014

    According to the NCRB 60,000 children go missing every year despite the fact that big states like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar, along with Punjab and Jharkhand, did not provide the data for missing children. ...
  • Education key to ending child labour: Kailash Satyarthi October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Nobel laureate and child rights champion Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday said governments around the world "must invest" more on education to eradicate child labour and "build a peaceful society". "I strongly believe in good quality education for all the children of the world. So, the international community, the governments,...
  • Nobel Prize winner Satyarthi's movement against child abuse, trafficking October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Kailash Satyarthi on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize for his crusade against child labour in India. CNN-IBN joined Satyarthi's cause and the investigation revealed how thousands of minor girls are trafficked to big cities and sold as bonded labour by illegal placement agencies. "I will not go back...
  • Watch: Kailash Satyarthi's fight against child labour October 11, 2014

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan has been fighting child trafficking and child labour in India since the 1980s. Satyarthi and his team raided five factories in Delhi in 2013. ...
  • FIR filed against Bangalore couple for assaulting minor domestic help August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: An FIR was filed on Sunday against the Bangalore couple that was arrested on Saturday for brutally assaulting their 13yearold domestic help. Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), chairperson Umesh Aradhya said, "We have filed an FIR against the couple." Aradhya also said that they are trying...
  • 176 child labourers rescued from Jaipur, united with their families in Patna July 31, 2014

    A total of 176 child labourers, rescued from various handicraft units in Jaipur, were brought to the state capital on Thursday by a team of Bihar government officials and members of civil society organisations. The child labourers, aged between seven and 16 years, were rescued last week by the AntiHuman Trafficking...
  • Those aware of child labour law continue to hire children: CRY July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Almost half of the total 300 employers, who hire children in the age group of 5 to 14 years, are aware of the child labour law but still continue to employ children, according to a recent survey by CRY. Painting a grim reality of child labour, the survey further...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 13, 2014

    This week, CJ puts its focus on the issues concerning the children. Be it the condition of government run schools, child labour or sexual harassment faced by young women, it's all here on the show. ...
  • Samsung to probe child labour charges in China July 10, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Company said on Thursday that it was "urgently" investigating allegations that one of its suppliers in China employed children and underage students. China Labor Watch (CLW) said the supplier, Shinyang Electronics, was believed to have hired at least five workers under the age of 16. The New Yorkbased watchdog...
  • Jharkhand government determined to free state from child labour in five years June 13, 2014

    Jharkhand government said the state would be free from child labour within five years and all government employees would be instructed not to engage child labour. Jharkhand Rural Development, Labour, Employment, Training and Panchayati Raj Minister KN Tripathi said announced this at the meeting organised by the State Commission for Protection...
  • 34 Bihar children rescued from a bangle factory in Jaipur; 3 arrested June 11, 2014

    As many as 34 children, engaged in making bangles, were rescued by the city police in Jaipur on Wednesday. Acting on a tipoff, a police team conducted searches in some houses in Bhatta Basti area and rescued the children who were aged between 10 and 15, a police officer said. All the...
  • 68 child labourers from Bihar, Nepal rescued April 29, 2014

    City police have rescued 68 child labourers from Bihar and Nepal who were forcibly employed at bag making units near Bangalore and arrested seven persons in connection with the case. Raids were conducted at four places along with an NGO called Justice amp;amp; Care, on Monday after receiving a compliant that...
  • 7 new pending Bills You Should be Aware Of in 2014 January 23, 2014

    1. The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013 The real estate sector is largely unregulated. There is lack of standardisation, transparency and consumer protection. Introduced in August 2013, this Bill deals with residential real estate, and looks into the transactional (buying and selling) aspect of the sector; it...
  • 97 child labourers working in factories rescued, sent back home January 22, 2014

    "Altogether 97 child labourers hailing from different places of Bihar, who were rescued in Rajasthan returned to Gaya on Tuesday," official sources said. The children, who had been working in different factories in Rajasthan, arrived by a train from Jaipur and were received by officials in Gaya. The news about release...
  • 97 child labourers return home after being rescued from Rajasthan January 22, 2014

    "Altogether 97 child labourers hailing from different places of Bihar, who were rescued in Rajasthan returned to Gaya on Tuesday," official sources said. The children, who had been working in different factories in Rajasthan, arrived by a train from Jaipur and were received by officials in Gaya. The news about release...
  • Mumbai: Man arrested for employing, torturing 11yearold girl January 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A 38yearold man has been arrested for employing and allegedly torturing an 11yearold girl. The wife of the accused is still absconding. The police claim that the girl was being assaulted for over two years now. The police also say that the man and his wife also denied food to...