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Indian Law Allows Working Children

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Indian law allows working children in family businesses.  But advocates say they are concerned.  The law may interfere with schooling and many manufacturing businesses operate in residential areas and try to falsely appear as a family enterprise…

Rakesh Sengar is with Bachpan Bachao Andolan, an NGO that rescues children.  He says that  of the 5,254 children they have rescued, nearly 60 per cent were under 14- years-old. Only 1/5 actually were working in their family’s business.  “This suggests that a change in law that permits employment of children in family enterprises may continue to support trafficking of children for forced labour since most manufacturing units operating out of residential areas could claim to be family enterprises.”

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