Debate over effectivness of India's child labour bill

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Thursday, 28 July 2016

Indian parliament has passed the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016, to restrict children working in hazardous conditions, placing the mining sector under scrutiny. However, certain provisions of the bill have been opposed on the grounds that exemptions will likely keep child labour vulnerable to unsafe conditions.

India’s Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016, has been passed despite doubts cast over the effectiveness of the new law.

Opponents of the bill have argued that it will be ineffective in curbing child labour in unsafe conditions by making "and will likely push more child...

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