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36 Trafficked Children Rescued In New Delhi. “Sold for a price lesser than a goat”

In Human Rights, India, Legal, People Making A Difference on May 29, 2009 at 9:02 am

There are millions more to be rescued, but every single child rescued is a victory won. 36 children were rescued by the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save Childhood Movement). One of the kids was bought for Rs. 500/- (appx $10…..yes that is Ten US dollars) from his father on promises of earning double that in the city. Instead the kids were found in an embroidery factory, allegedly working long hours without pay.

Kailash Satyarthi, Founder of BBA said “ What a paradox it is that on one hand India voted  for a good government where the power of youth is much celebrated, but on the other hand there are children and youth who are  trafficked for Rs 500 or 1000 and sold in a lesser price then a goat in the capital of India”. He further said “people who wear expensive heavy embroidered saree , lehanga and shervani in wedding festival and another auspicious occasions and also those who buy designers clothes from high street of London , Paris and New York must know that these clothes are not clean because they are produced by children in slavery”.

The BBA is a people’s movement supported by more than 70,000 individuals and 750 civil society organisations. Its core activities are run through a coalition of three NGOs; the Association of Voluntary Action, the Bal Ashram Trust and the Save the Childhood Foundation. BBA has around 100 staff working across India who are supported by many thousands of committed volunteers.

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