Child labour a serious issue: NHRCOctober 17th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission Chairperson K.G. Balakrishnan Monday said that despite having a good record in the implementation of international covenants, India has many problems relating to child and bonded labour.
“India has a very good record as far as implementation of international covenants are concerned but there are still many problems relating to child labour, bonded labour, untouchability and gender bias among others,” Balakrishnan said at the National Human Rights Commission national consultation here.
The consultation was held to prepare a report on the human rights situation in the country for the Second Universal Periodic Review of all the United Nations’ member states.
He stressed the need to classify the offences which could be considered as violation of human rights so that it is easy for the people to file complaints in the human rights courts which should be setup by all the states as per the Protection of Human Rights Act.
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