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48 child labourers rescued from two Punjab factories

Chandigarh

08-August-2020

Photo: XINHUA/ IANS (for representation purpose only)

Forty eight children -- 35 boys and 13 girls -- were rescued from two factories in Jalandhar city in Punjab, a government spokesman said on Saturday.

A first information report was registered against the owners of both the factories under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016.

The minors have since been accommodated at a children's home in Hoshiarpur town and quarantined as per the Covid-19 protocols, he added. - IANS


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