28 April 2011

Dickensian Tragedy in India

Dickensian Tragedy in India, by Gautaman Bhaskaran (Asia Times, 29 April 2011)

The recent murder of 10-year-old Moin Khan in New Delhi by his employer-uncle once again highlights the terrible practice of child labor in India. Incredible as it may sound, child workforce is strictly banned by law in India. Yet, there are 60 million very young boys and girls toiling day and night for a pittance, while rightfully they ought to be at school.

It is very common, therefore, to see even eight-year-old children working all day long, in some of the most dangerous industries like firecracker and glass production. Here life is at peril during every working minute.
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