Child Labour

  • 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 York-based 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 tip-off, 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 11-year-old girl January 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A 38-year-old man has been arrested for employing and allegedly torturing an 11-year-old 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...
  • Over 50 child labourers rescued in Jaipur January 10, 2014

    As many as 52 child labourers within the age group of 7 to 12 years were rescued from the clutches of minority contractors who involved them in making bangles and handicraft items at a house here, police said on Friday. The police arrested five persons, identified as Mohammad Fareed, Mubarik, Shakeel,...
  • Watch: Girls in bondage October 16, 2013

    Recently, a 50-year-old woman was arrested in Delhi for allegedly brutally abusing her teenaged domestic worker. The 15-year-old girl from Jharkhand had alleged that her employer would beat her up every day. Such is the case of thousands of girls from Jharkhand who end up as domestic help. ...
  • Delhi: 50-year-old arrested for allegedly assaulting minor domestic help October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: A 50-year old has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her minor domestic help on the charges of assault, abuse, illegal confinement and bonded labour. The minor domestic help has been rescued from the posh Vasant Kunj area in South Delhi. She is in a serious condition with a...
  • Delhi: Teenage girl who was abused by employer rescued October 1, 2013

    A 15-year-old girl was rescued from Vasant Kunj in south Delhi by a joint team of an NGO and police. A 50-year-old woman, Vandana Dheer, has been arrested in Delhi for allegedly brutally abusing her teenaged domestic worker. ...
  • CJ Show: A childhood lost to drug abuse and child labour September 22, 2013

    Due to poverty and absence of government rehabilitation for underprivileged children, many children across the country work as labourers in small scale industries and as domestic help etc. Most of them fall into drug addiction and other forms of abuse. One such child in Delhi turns CJ to narrate his...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show September 22, 2013

    This week, we have children and elderly turning citizen journalists to report the issues that matter to them. While we continue with our 'No Country for Children' campaign, we have children reporting issues of corruption in schools to heavy school bags and child labour. Also, a CJ report on the...
  • CJ Show: Your Videos and Pictures September 8, 2013

    Your videos and pictures that made it to the show this week. ...
  • CJ Show: Picture Talk September 2, 2013

    CJ photographer Puneet Bhatia talks about the pictures he clicked of children risking their lives while catching watermelons on the banks of a flooded river in Delhi. Puneet says, 'it was extremely risky for these children to venture out in the waters only to make a living.' You can also...
  • CJ Show: Your Videos and pictures August 19, 2013

    This week, we feature the videos and pictures that you sent into ibncj.com. We have pics of rain fury, overcrowded railways platform in Mumbai and some of them of children begging on streets and other children related issues from across the country. ...
  • Video Volunteers: Children working as MNREGA labourers in Kashmir August 19, 2013

    Our Partner Video Volunteers report on children working as manual labourers in a Kashmir Village. ...
  • State of The Nation: Is malnutrition a bigger problem than hunger? August 14, 2013

    This Thursday is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNN-IBN is bringing you State Of the Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • '80 pc migrant kids in Mahrashtra have little or no education' June 9, 2013

    Mumbai: As many as 80 per cent children of migrant labourers in the state either drop out of schools or have no education at all as they get sucked into the labour workforce, a study released here Sunday reveals. According to the study by a noted NGO, while Maharashtra government's Right...
  • ILO calls for secured working atmosphere for women May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Director General of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guy Ryder on Saturday expressed concern over recent cases of crime against women and stressed on the need to ensure a climate where women can work with respect, security and equality. "Sadly, recent crimes against women have renewed our awareness of...
  • Delhi: 14-year-old allegedly rapes 6-year-old April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: A six-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a 14-year-old labourer in north-east Delhi, police said on Wednesday. The incident was reported from Seemapuri in north-east Delhi on Tuesday night and the boy was detained in connection with the incident on Wednesday. She was seen crying by a family member...
  • Children operate dangerous machines in Gujarat's cotton factories April 15, 2013

    Kadi: India is home to the largest child labour force in the world, child rights groups say. CNN-IBN takes a look at the cotton ginning factories in Gujarat where children operate dangerous machines and inhale cotton dust all day. Thirteen-year-old Amit has been learning to write again, this time, with...
  • Children smuggled from Rajasthan working in Gujarat's cotton factories April 15, 2013

    Kadi: India is home to the largest child labour force in the world, say child rights groups. Underpaid, overworked and going largely unpoliced, millions of India's children are at work every day when they should be at school. CNN-IBN traveled to Gujarat's cotton district to find that the use of...
  • Woman fights child labour in Karnataka's silk factories March 15, 2013

    Bangalore: The sixth edition of Real Heroes is celebrating ordinary women performing extraordinary service. Real hero Saroja amma is fighting child labour in Karnataka's silk industries. According to the Census 2011, 12.6 million children work as labourers in India. India has the highest number of child labourers in the world,...
  • India Positive: Showcasing the good stories September 30, 2012

    On this week's episode, we bring to you stories of courage, goodwill and strong determination despite all odds. The story of a bunch of few courageous men who dive in the cold waters of the Chenab to rescue those drowning, a philanthropist who started an English medium school and provides education...
  • Once a child labourer, now a medical student July 11, 2012

    Chennai: Imprinted in R Nithya’s memories are her days as a child labourer at a powerloom in Bhavani in Erode District. Forced to work eight hours a day after her family fell into a debt trap and consequently into poverty when she was in Class IV, she lived on a...
  • India Positive: Inspiring stories of courage June 23, 2012

    On this episode of India Positive we bring you the stories of the real life heroes who inspire others. ...
  • Meghalaya: Braveheart fights against child labour June 19, 2012

    Jaintia Hills: Today, let us turn to Shillong where Hasina Kharbhih, a braveheart who has forced the world to turn its attention to Meghalaya's rat holes. Hasina and her team at Impulse NGO are fighting the coal mafia and saving the lives of millions of children who are being trafficked...