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NATIONAL SHAME: India has the most child laborers in the world

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/1/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Children forced to work in industrial setting eight hours a day, seven days a week

Children, between the ages of five to 14 years of age are forced to work eight hours a day without break, seven days a week is a fact of life in India. According to a study revealed in New Delhi this week, India has 10.1 million child laborers -- the most worldwide.

The report said child labor is prominent, at a substantial 75 percent in tea stalls, 'dhabas' or small shops as there is complete lack of regulation of working conditions in this segment.

The report said child labor is prominent, at a substantial 75 percent in tea stalls, "dhabas" or small shops as there is complete lack of regulation of working conditions in this segment.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
8/1/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: India, child labor, tea stalls, report, CRY


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "India continues to host the largest number of child laborers in the world with more than half of Delhi's working children forced to work more than eight hours a day without a single day's rest," the report said. The report was released by the non-governmental organization Child Rights and You, or CRY in collaboration with Philips.

"Over 51 percent of the employers employ children in the age group of 5-14 years when they should be in school. The survey found 47 percent employers are aware of the law, but that doesn't deter them from employing children," said the report. The statistics were released at the end of CRY's "Click Rights Open Your Eyes" campaign, an initiative to sensitize citizens about child labor.

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The report said child labor is prominent, at a substantial 75 percent in tea stalls, "dhabas" or small shops as there is complete lack of regulation of working conditions in this segment.

"Though 84 percent employers find it important for child laborers to attend school and attain education, they continue to employ them," the report said.

"This is a vicious cycle where employers themselves are illiterate and have at some point been child laborers; the lack of education forces them into the unorganized sector which is unregulated and exploitative," Soha Moitra, Regional Director-North, CRY, said at the release of the report.

"The persistence of this form of exploitation is indicative of a complete failure of society - there is no regulation and no fear of punitive action as laws remain good on paper but are rarely enforced."

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