258 child labourers rescued in a year: NGO

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A total of 258 child labourers were rescued from across the city in the last one year.

Pratham, an NGO which works for the welfare of children, had conducted 21 rescue operations from across the city.

Seventy-two out of the total children rescued were from Nepal.

This NGO, in the coordination with the police department’s social service branch and state government labour department, raided places after tip-offs.

It raided 21 industries manufacturing bangles and laces and leather units since August.

“We rescued 258 children in the last one year. Seventy-two of them were from the Nepal. The rest were from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal. We have put the children at the Dongri and Mankhurd children’s home. After the prescribed procedure, they will be handed over to their parents or relatives,” said Navanath Kamble, chief of children rescue programme, Pratham.

He added that they would find out why…

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