Child labourers sent back

The Telangana State Government is sending back the child labourers, who were rescued from the bangle making and other workshops in Hyderabad, in last ten days. Around 400 children hailing from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal were rescued during raids conducted by the city police and labour department officials in different parts of the city. A large number of them were rescued from the Old City.

On Wednesday, 100 children from Bihar were sent by Secunderabad – Patna Express. Officials of Women and Child Welfare Department, Crime Investigation Department (CID) Hyderabad City Police and Government Railway Police escorted the group.

Officials said that railways had made arrangements for the travel of the children after a request was forwarded by the State Government. A total of 282 children have been identified and eighty two were sent on Tuesday.

District Child Protection Officer, Md Imtiyaz Raheem said that the team of officials accompanying the children will handover the children to the Bihar officials and also assist them in their rehabilitation.

The officials said that the children were employed at footwear workshops by the owners and paid between Rs.50 to Rs.80 a day for the job which stretched up to 18 hours a day.

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