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Notice to State regarding increase in child labour cases

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JAMMU: Division Bench of State High Court comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Bansi Lal Bhat treating a report on increase in number of child labour cases in J and K has issued notice to State and directed to file objections on or before 1st December 2014.
The report by Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat submitted that Brijesh who belongs to Bahraich Uttar Pradesh, in violation of Child Labour Act, 1986 was forcibly engaged in child labour/domestic labour by a Jammu-based businessman, Kanwar Chabra. Brijesh was rescued in August this year, after seven months of slavery and hardship. “The child was allegedly tortured and beaten up by the said businessman. After long struggle, concerned Police Station registered FIR against the relatives of Suresh and Kanwar Chabra. Department of Labour, which generally feels helpless to rescue children engaged into domestic labour also initiated prosecution against the culprits. One of the culprits was booked and bailed out. Police could not nab others. Justice delayed is justice denied. Brijesh is still waiting for justice”, said the report.

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