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36 child labourers rescued from Jahangirpuri

delhi Updated: Sep 05, 2012 01:47 IST
HT Correspondent

In an operation conducted in north-west Delhi, 36 childworkers were rescued from various bangle manufacturing units in Jahangirpuri on Tuesday.

Acting on a complaint filed by Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the district task force, labour department, rescued 36 minor boys between the age group of 7 and 11 years.

The raid also led to the arrest of four employers.

All the children hail from Bihar or UP and had been staying in Delhi for the past 4-6 months. They were paid as low as R200 per month, said a government official.

"Some boys reported that the employer had made an advance payment of R5000 to their parents before getting them to Delhi," said a member of the NGO.