The Delhi government issued an official statement saying that all the 11 children released were minors, in which the youngest child was found to be 8 years old.
Delhi Child Protection Protection Commission (DCPCR) has conducted raids and rescue operations at 7 places under the jurisdiction of Samaypur Badli police station. During this time 11 child workers were freed from their workplace. These children were working in dangerous condition in the form of bonded labor in bakeries, kharat machine units and auto center units in Alipur area of North Delhi district.
A child was freed from a residential place, where he was working as a domestic worker. The freed children were exposed to all kinds of physical and mental trauma keeping in mind the COVID-19 epidemic. DCPCR has also issued a helpline number 9599001855 to give information about bonded wages.
DCPCR President Anurag Kundu said that the raiding team was conducted by SDM Alipore Ajit Singh Thakur, Samaypur Badli Police Team, Labor Department, North West District, Sahyog Care for Yun Sangathan and Delhi Child Rights Protection Commission (DCPCR). All children were provided with medical care and COVID testing under the supervision of the concerned CDMO. After being presented before the concerned Child Welfare Committee, Alipur, has been placed in the Child Care Institute for care and safety.
The Delhi government issued an official statement saying that all the 11 children released were minors, in which the youngest child was found to be 8 years old. The Civil Defense Team deployed by the DM of Northern District did a great job, ensuring the necessary security measures during the operation. Apart from this, he made sure that all the children who were freed felt safe on the premises and were well looked after. His work is highly appreciated.
In another rescue operation conducted on January 28, 51 minors were successfully freed under the leadership of DM Neha Bansal of West District and Nishant Bodh, SDM of Punjabi Bagh. Out of these 51 innocent children, 10 were boys and the remaining 41 were girls. The DCPCR played a coordinating role in both raids and rescue operations. In both rescue operations, the children were mostly found to work for more than 12 hours and they used to get a minimum of Rs 100-150 per day. In addition, working in extremely unhealthy conditions posing a serious threat to the lives of these children, especially during the epidemic, was found.
DCPCR President Anurag Kundu said that the commission’s goal of making Delhi child-labor free by 2023 can be met only through proper social reinvestment and the collective efforts of the people to rehabilitate freed children. The children have been kept in child care institutions and will be restored with their parents as soon as possible.
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