51 child labourers rescued in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) A team of Delhi government officials on Tuesday rescued 51 child labourers during raids at factories in the national capital, police said.

Police said all the rescued children were aged under 16 and were trafficked to the capital from Bihar and West Bengal.

“A team led by a sub-divisional magistrate of south-west Delhi today (Tuesday) raided Delhi’s Naraina area near Kalu Sarai and Sagarpur area near Janakpuri, following a complaint by non-governmental organisation Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save Childhood Movement),” an official statement said.

Children aged between 10-16 were involved in industries ranging from electronics (mobile charger manufacture) to toys (doll-making).

“All the rescued children are currently housed in Kirbi Place near Delhi cantonment,” police said.

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