To curb child labour, DCPCR to approach top cop & DCW
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) will soon be approaching the Delhi Police Commissioner and Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) to curb child labour in the city. The child rights body wants that during any upcoming meetings with Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) cops must sensitise them about children rights.
In recently held consultation on "combating human trafficking and issues concerning domestic workers" DCPCR discussed the issues related to children. The minutes of meeting accessed by Millennium Post claimed that the primary objective of the consultation was the effective engagement of the government departments for awareness generation and entry among the RWAs. "Issue a letter to all police station from DCPCR and DCW to speak on issues of trafficking, child labour, bonded labour and domestic workers during the meetings at police stations with RWAs," claimed the minutes.
The child rights body claimed that after getting trafficked children they are placed as maids in posh colonies. Rita Singh member DCPCR told Millennium Post that they will approach the Police Commissioner so that he can direct other police officers to sensitize RWAs. Roop Sudesh Vimal from DCPCR said, "Delhi Police regularly conducts meetings with different RWAs if during the meeting they sensitise them regarding child rights." He further added that they will also form a committee to monitor child labour in Delhi and
The minutes further added that there should be awareness generation program in a month by Child Welfare Committee and Childline along with NGO Chetanalaya on issues of trafficking, child labour, bonded labour and domestic workers etc. along with support from DCPCR and DCW.
Meanwhile, Singh further stated that they have found that they have found that mothers who are working as maids in different societies also took their kids to their working place and involved them in petty works like cleaning utensils. "We will ask RWAs if they can engage children in some child-friendly activities rather than doing petty works," added Singh.