Child labourer rescued

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A 12-year-old child who was working with a tent shop in Ibrahimpatnam was rescued on Tuesday. 

Vijayawada: A 12-year-old child who was working with a tent shop in Ibrahimpatnam was rescued on Tuesday.

The boy was produced before the Child Welfare Committee and was sent to the rehabilitation centre, said the National Child Labor Project Director and Assistant Labor Commissioner D Anjaneya Reddy.

In a release to the media, it is mentioned that the boy named Yesu was found working in a tent shop for a long time.

The employers of the boy will be charged according to the law for encouraging child labor.

Children under the age of 14 years should not be employed for any kind of work. Instead, public should volunteer to enroll them in schools for education.

Anjaneya Reddy said that they would register a claim for difference in wages under the Minimum Wages Act 1948 and file a case under the Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments’ Act, 1988.

This incident thrown light on the dark side of child labor, which is often not realised as a crime, he opined.

Vijayawada assistant labor officer G S Naik, Nandigama labor officer Maheswar Reddy, NCLP field officer and others were present.

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