Practice of Child Labour in India

  • Himakriti.R
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  • Himakriti.R

    Student at School of Excellence in Law, India

  • Malan.N

    Student at School of Excellence in Law, India

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The growth of the nation is directly proportional to the welfare of children and women. Children at the age of dreaming fantasies should be pampered with care and motivation. Protecting children includes safeguarding their dream and the growth of the nation. However, in India, the crime rate against juveniles is getting intense day by day. Juveniles all over the world are being major victims of many crimes; one of such common crimes is child labour. This paper attempts to throw the light on laws protecting juveniles, causes of child labour and solutions to child labour. Section 2 (35) of the Juvenile Justice (care and protection) Act, 2015 defines who a juvenile is. The history of civilization reveals juveniles were materially tortured, caged, exploited and killed. Hunger and poverty are the two main rudiments that drive the children to hunt for jobs. The Indian government has endorsed certain commandments to protect children from exploitation. Children between the ages of 14 to 18 are termed an adolescent. They can be employed if it does not violate the laws in the factories Act, 1948. Crimes against juveniles are punishable under special laws. According to the survey of the International Labour Organization, it specifies that India alone contributes 7 per cent of the total child labours in the world. The contribution of the Indian judiciary system toward child labour is highly laudable.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 462 - 466


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