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Mangalore: Labour dept officials rescue children employed at Ashoknagar

Mangalore: Labour dept officials rescue children employed at Ashoknagar

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (EP)

Mangalore, Oct 4: The officials of the labour department on Thursday October 3 raided a sweets manufacturing unit at Ashoknagar here and rescued three children employed there. The two boys and a girl belong to Tamil Nadu.

The raid was carried out based on a complaint by domestic workers' rights union that three children were employed in a sweets manufacturing and bakery unit run by Ravi P in Sunkadakatte.

Labour department officials Anandamurthy and Deshpande along with their staff raided the unit on Thursday, October 3.

The children were taken to children welfare committee office in Bondel after their release. They will be  taken to Wenlock hospital on Saturday October 5 to ascertain their age.  If they are found to be below fourteen years, they will be permanently released from employment and a criminal case will be filed against the bakery owner, said Ananda Murthy, official at labour department.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Sat, Oct 5 2013

    If the Labour Department conduct raids often to houses and factories, we can find out more minors working in these places.The Labour Department have to systamatically initiate the plan and create awreness about it.Thanq.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Oct 5 2013

    I don't think Labour department has done any good job. They have just taken the employment of the children and made them to fonder for themselves...!!!???? If there is a plan for educating these children free of cost would have been better. Without having any program for securing the future of the children, these kind of departments are not to be given such responsibilities....!!!!???? Have they done anything good to the children...!!!?????

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    Sat, Oct 5 2013

    Any NGOs please come forward and help these poor children. make our Karnataka free from child labour! Officials should take strict action against culprits.

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  • Jayarama Acharya, Kaup

    Fri, Oct 4 2013

    I wonder- why Labour department is taking much of trouble, actually whether they are enitiating any action plan to lift these type of child labour/or eradicate in all the areas including City & rural areas. We can see in small several sector etc.,... also indicaing the labour age above 18years,and deduct PF,amount and only obaining ESI appliction signed and after their work -not provinding any benefit to the poor inncoent labour. Hope labour dept., can try to raid these sectors.

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  • Nelson, Canada

    Fri, Oct 4 2013

    Raid the houses, there are still more kids... People get children from specially north of Karnataka and they lie about their ages when they work, There should be some some sort of proof with employers that they are above 18 or so.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 4 2013

    We wont allow KARNATAKA to be another backward state like Bihar, Orissa or Gujarat....

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  • Desi Jawan, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 4 2013

    Jossey Saldanha,
    Can you please explain in which way you in Which way you prevent this will not happen in Karnataka or even in India. We need to speak in one voice and fair with these issues. Every household who comes to know that the children are employed in their neighbourhood should inform the police as well as child welfare organizations and ensure strict action should be taken against them.

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  • Desi Jawan, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 4 2013

    Here we do need the moral police to act and thrash the people who do so and take away the innocent children's childhood for their benefit.

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