Child Labour In India

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Child Labour- India’s biggest Challenge Introduction India is a diverse country. This sentence aptly describes our country, literally. It’s not just the religion, caste, race, languages; socio-economic status the diversity is on. It also includes the various opportunities that are available and a vast difference in who avails them. When education is the major involvement for children, child labour seems to be taking over it. Child labour is an age old issue in our country. The ones, who cannot afford, slog day in and out for a few pennies. The irony is there are laws in our country that condemn child labour in spite of which it is still being practiced openly in several parts of the country. It is an issue that not just takes away the right of a child to education but the fundamental right to experience innocence and fun, and the right to dream and lead a life they have wanted to. Child labour is the practice of having children engage in economic activity, on part or full-time basis (Child labour, 2015). A child, suggests UNICEF, is involved in child labour activities if between 5 to 11 years of age, he or she did at least one hour of economic activity or at least 28 hours of domestic work in a week, and in case of children between 12 to 14 years of age, he or she did at least 14 hours of economic activity or at least 42 hours of economic activity and domestic work per week (Child labour, 2015). India 's Census 2001 office defines child labour as participation of a child

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