Child Labour legalised in India as per the recent laws: Activist Ruchira Gupta

Child Labour legalised in India as per the recent laws: Activist Ruchira Gupta

UNITED NATIONS: Child Labour in India has been legalised after the enactment of some recent laws. representative of an Indian organisation that works against sex trafficking has told members of the UN General Assembly.

Ruchira Gupta representing Apne Aap Women globally, an award-winning organisation that works against sex trafficking in India, in her address to a high-level meeting of the General Assembly said, there are two laws “which are very very problematic” and will have a very dangerous impact on poorest of the poor girls.

One was passed in September last year, she stated in her remarks on Wednesday.

“That law has legalised child labour in my India in many sectors like family-based enterprises and audio-visual entertainment. It has also removed the ILO-IPEC list of hazardous industries that children should never be employed in,” she alleged.

The second law in the works is trying to delink trafficking from sexual exploitation Gupta said.

“Both laws together will make 80 per cent of victims of human trafficking for sexual and labour exploitation invisible,” she said.

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