Childline Lucknow along with the anti-human trafficking unit of police rescued 25 child labourers from bangle factories in Bazal Khala area on Monday. The children were working in deplorable condition in factories running inside the houses of Jugal Kishore and Moghammad Ameen.
While police have held Ameed, Jugal Kishore is yet to be arrested. Prakash Chandra Tewari, coordinator, Lucknow Childline said, “Children were working in dark rooms which were affecting their eyes and using chemicals to colour bangles which were affecting their skin.”
The medical examination of the children is yet to be done to ascertain the health affects on them due to living in inadequate living conditions.
As per the reports, all children were between 8 years to 14 years and had been working in the bangle factory for more than a year. Nearly all of them hail from Bihar and its adjoining areas. “Counselling of children is yet to be done. That will reveal the mental and physical torture the children were undergoing, how they were trafficked from Bihar to Lucknow would also be ascertained only after the children are counselled,” said Tewari.