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Three children making bangles at a small factory in Jaipur, Rajasthan | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Covid made India’s child labour problem bigger. In Rajasthan, they slog 18 hrs/day for Rs 50

5 children died in the state between July 2020 & January 2021 due to abysmal working conditions and malnutrition. But kids are still working in bangle factories, dhabas etc.
From left to right: 9 year old Chand Kumari and 16 year old Roshni Kumari carry scraps of mica | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

1 in 10 children now in child labour. And it’s rising for first time in 20 yrs

Nine million more children are at risk of being pushed into child labour by the end of 2022 as a result of the pandemic.
Kailash with his mother (left) and Shahrukh with his parents, after they were reunited with their families | Photo by special arrangement

10 years after they were lost, Delhi cops help two families in Nepal & UP reunite with sons

Shahrukh, 17, was kidnapped by traffickers in 2010. Kailash, a labourer in Ludhiana in 2011, ran away after being beaten up.
Women and children scavenge for mica near a mine in Devanjot village of Jharkhand's Giridih district | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Child labour, mine deaths — Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brings Jharkhand mica back under spotlight

Illegal trade of mica has been an open secret in Jharkhand since 1980. Covid lockdown is feared to have worsened problem of mining involving child labour.
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Choice of work, education, better income needed for bondage survivors to remain free — study

The study involved 88 respondents, including children, who are survivors of human trafficking in UP and Bihar and have been reintegrated with help from NGOs.
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World’s children pushed into work, UK universities see cases spike & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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Anti-trafficking Bill has scope for confusion. Here’s what will work: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi

The proposed legislation includes punishment for trafficking for forced labour and marriage but neglects trafficking for sexual exploitation and organ trade.
A child works on a jewelry piece. | Bloomberg

India faces ‘lost generation’ as Covid pushes children out of school and into jobs

Civil society groups are rescuing more kids from forced labour & warn many others are being compelled to work in cities because of migrant labour shortage.

Salaam Bombay! is a haunting exploration of child labour in India

The proceeds from the movie were used to set up Salaam Baalak Trust, an NGO that works for the welfare of street children.
Migrant workers on their way home during the lockdown | Representational image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Covid may push millions more into child labour in India and other countries: UN

According to the report by ILO and UNICEF, the result of children being pushed into labour could lead to the first rise in child labour after 20 years of progress.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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