The Labour Department officials must have ‘stolen’ the spinach bottle of Popeye. So it appears by the amount of persistent effort they have put in to rescue child labourers from residential areas at Srinagar Colony and Kukatpally. Scouting the areas in sweltering heat itself is a deterrent .

As though it is not enough, they also had to bear the curses, threats, and entreaties from deposed” employers.

Irrespective of doubts about the effectiveness of such raids, they will sure deter people from employing children.

SWATHI.V