Activists Worry As Controversial Child Labour Law Gets Lok Sabha Nod | Read

PUBLISHED ON: July 26, 2016 | Duration: 3 min, 01 sec

   
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After almost six hours and many a robust voice of Opposition, the Child Labour (Prevention) Bill 2016 cleared the Lok Sabha with all its controversial provisions. These included the slashing of the number of hazardous professions from 83 to 3. Sweatshops where young children work an average of 15 hour days -- zari making, bangle making, tanneries or bidi making -- are no longer considered dangerous.
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