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Karnataka: Child labourers rescued

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BANGALORE: As many as 300 children under 14 years employed in hazardous industrial units in Bangalore have been rescued by a team of police and state officials.

According to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr D.S. Ashwath, during a surprise inspection of around ten hazardous industrial units in-and-around Bangalore by his team of officials supported by the Women and Child Welfare Department and Bangalore City Corporation (BCC), it was found that the children were employed in old handloom and plastic industries thereby violating labour and child labour laws. The employers of the children would be prosecuted, he said.

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