child labour

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child labour

#1 Postby pushkarp89 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:35 pm

Children are considered as bright future of India.They are meant to study and gain knowledge and apply the same to make this country a dream country,however we generally see children working at this tender age.The children who should be call as a student is generally a labour who is working to feed his stomach. It must, however, be kept in mind that the guarantee against child labour should not cut into a child’s right to work for his or her livelihood because India is inhabited by a very large number of poor people, who might not be able to provide for their children. In this situation he or she is forced to work and earn his own livelihood. If even that right is taken away, a poor child would be left to starve unless and school will be of no use as he cannot concentrate on his study with an empty stomach, of course, the government can provide for the support and education of such children. Children in India are already banned from working in factories, mines and other jobs.
Child Labor is very common, and can be factory work, mining, prostitution quarrying, agriculture, helping in the parents' business, having one's own small business (for example selling food), or doing odd jobs. Some children work as guides for tourists, sometimes combined with bringing in business for shops and restaurants (where they may also work as waiters). Other children are forced to do tedious and repetitive jobs such as: assembling boxes, polishing shoes, stocking a store's products, or cleaning. However, rather than in factories and sweatshops, most child labor occurs in the informal sector, "selling many things on the streets, at work in agriculture or hidden away in houses — far from the reach of official labor inspectors and from media scrutiny." And all the work that they did was done in all types of weather; and was also done for minimal pay.
Though the government has formulated various laws against this act but this is also very true that "laws are made but never followed". And this is all possible due to some powerful industrialists,bureaucrats who usually offer bribes to the police and other government bodies and especially hire those small children as they can be easily available on small salaries.The worst thing is that they have to work in factories like crackers,bangle making,furnaces etc which are harmful.
Government should awake and realize that these children's spring should not be lost and should be given proper education,food,clothing and shelter rather than making them work in those unhygienic factories which are dangerous to their life as well.

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