A total of 36 child labourers have been rescued from garment factories, hotels and roadside dhabas in the North-East district of the National Capital, a child rights organisation said on Tuesday. The children, aged between 5 and 14 years belong to villages of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. They were rescued in a joint operation led by the Sub-divisional Magistrate, Geeta Colony, police, officials of the Labour Department and activists of Bachpan Bachao Andolan. BBA received information that a large number of children had been trafficked and were forced to work in some zari and stitching workshops in the area. — PTI

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated August 8, 2012)
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