IRT rescues 41 child labourers in Dimapur

IRT rescues 41 child labourers in Dimapur
Officials with DDTF members during the drive to rescue child labourers.
DIMAPUR, SEP 12 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/12/2018 11:42:44 AM IST

Immediate  Response Team (IRT) under Dimapur District Task Force (DDTF) on child labour under the chairmanship of Dimapur deputy commissioner (DC) Sushil Kumar Patel rescued 41 child labourers from garages, workshops, hotels and shops from various locations here on Wednesday.

In a press release, Childline 1098 Dimapur nodal coordinator Neiketulie Namdau said the children aged between 10 and 14 years were rescued from Duncan, Notun Basti, Churches Colony, Khermahal, Golaghat Road and Eros Lane areas.

The rescued children were produced before child welfare committee (CWC) along with their parents and guardians. The employers were summoned before the CWC and penalties were imposed on them as per provisions of the relevant Acts and they were made to sign bonds declaring that they would not employ any child below 14 years in future.

The employers were also sensitised on the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, Child and Adolescent Labour and Prohibition Act and Right to Education Act. 

The DDTF chairman apprised the children about the evils of child labour and the importance of education and encouraged them to pursue education.

Meanwhile, DC Dimapur announced that more such rescue operations would be carried out at regular intervals in different locations. He warned that any person found employing children below 14 years of age would be dealt with strictly as per the law. 

The IRT consisted of Dimapur SDO civil N Zubenthung Ngullie, district child protection officer Pikato Tuccu, assistant commissioner of police Tiamenla, Childline 1098 nodal director Subonenba Longkumer, labour inspector Yolise Sangtam and Childline Dimapur.


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