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Raid on house employing child

Staff Reporter

Rescued nine-year-old put in the custody of Musheerabad MRO


  • The girl allegedly subjected to drudgery
  • Her parents in Kurnool being contacted
  • Information on child labour being employed can be passed onto 23204123 and 24650326

    HYDERABAD: Employing a child at home by itself constitutes violation of human rights. Even if the child is not actively exploited or tortured, the child's human rights are at stake. This was the spirit in which the Hyderabad district administration passed orders to crack down on child labour and this was the spirit in which a raid was conducted on a house where a child was employed.

    Additional Project Coordinator, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, V.Madhusudan, Mandal Revenue Officer of Musheerabad, Madhumohan, and National Child Labour Project Coordinator, Siraj-ur-Rehman, caught the employers of nine-year-old Vijayalakshmi unawares when they visited their home in Shirdi Sai Apartments in Ramnagar early on Saturday.

    While Suresh works at Andhra Bank, his wife Madhavi works at Transco in Khairatabad.

    Mr. Rehman alleged that Vijayalakshmi was subjected to drudgery with her day beginning at 6 a.m. She was made to cook, wash clothes, cut vegetables, look after the couple's one-year-old kid and also run errands.

    When cornered, Suresh and Madhavi said that the child was a relative of theirs and that they paid the girl's parents Rs. 4000 per annum, said Mr. Rehman.

    The child is presently in the custody of the MRO of Musheerabad.

    Mr. Rehman and Mr. Madhusudan requested the MRO to book a case under the Bonded Labour Act as it was not a regular case of daily wage labour. Mr. Madhusudan cautioned that more raids would be conducted in future wherever children were employed.

    A mobile team comprising NGO representatives, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and the NCLP staff would act in tandem with a special team on such cases. Information on child labour being employed could be passed onto 23204123 and 24650326, they said.

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