Rlys intervention sought to check migration of child labourers
An NGO, which rescued around 35 children from a factory in New Delhi, sought the intervention of Railway ministry in checking migration of child labourers from different states.delhi Updated: Feb 11, 2009 22:49 IST
An NGO, which rescued around 35 children from a factory in New Delhi, on Wednesday sought the intervention of Railway ministry in checking migration of child labourers from different states.
Bachpan Bachao Andolan, in a letter to Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, has requested to sensitise the railway authorities to stop the trafficking of children and apprehend the traffickers at railway stations.
"The Railway authorities, in particular the Railway Police, must play a strict and vigilant role in checking the trafficking of children en-route," said Kailash Satyarthi, founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan.
He said that rescued children are mostly brought by trains from their native villages.
"Such rescue operations are not a complete solution to stem the fast growing influx of poor and helpless children in the Capital's labour market," he said, adding that administration should play a key role to counter the menace.
The NGO also claimed that rescued child labourers will also get Rs 7 lakh as rehabilitation package.
First Published: Feb 11, 2009 22:48 IST