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Child workers rescued, this time from a shoe-making factory

Child workers rescued, this time from a shoe-making factory

New Delhi: After receiving the complaint of child labour inside a shoe-making factory in the Mundka area, a raid was carried out, which led to the rescue of 13 persons on Monday. The agencies involved in the rescue operation is probing the age of seven labourers to know whether they are minors or not.

The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) took suo-moto cognizance in the complaint which they got through the social media. "I informed the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) to take action against the illegal activity," said Roop Sudesh Vimal from DCPCR. The DCPU with Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Aakriti Sagar conducted a raid in the factory in Mundka.

"We rescued 13 persons out of which six were children. We are probing the age of seven others," said one of the rescuers. Aakriti Sagar told the Millennium Post that the children were working at the footwear factory from 9 am to 5:30 pm. "There was no ventilation in the factory. After the rescue, proper medical facility is being given to them," said Sagar, adding that they sealed the factory and directed the SHO to file a case in this regard. One of the rescuers claimed that children were working there from more than four months. "They were involved in cutting and sewing leather," the rescuer added.

The DCPCR claimed that they have strengthened their vigil in the areas like Mithapur, Jaitpur, Sangam Vihar, Khanpur Extension, Khanpur village, Tughlakabad village, Hamdard Nagar, Garhi Village, Uttam Nagar, Kotla Mubarakpur, Kureji, Aram Park, Brijpuri, Jagatpuri, Jaffrabad, Wazirabad, Jahangirpuri and Seelampur.

The child rights body recently rescued nine children from a factory in Govindpuri. The kids were given Rs eight to 10 for making more than 140 buttons and were made to live in one room under the unhygienic condition.

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