Work overtime to end child labour, court tells DelhiMarch 25th, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the state government to rehabilitate rescued child labour and pulled it up for its callous attitude towards them.
A division bench headed by Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice Sanjeev Khanna lashed out at the the labour department of the Delhi government for not taking steps to rehabilitate rescue child labour.
According to the data by the labour department, 500 child labourers were rescued from different places.
“If we want to put an end to the child labour then the labour department should have to work overtime,” said the bench while asking the government to follow the rehabilitation policy.
The court was hearing a public interest petition filed by an NGO, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, overthe rescue and rehabilitation of child labour.