|41 child workers rescued|
DIMAPUR, Sept 13 - Dimapur District Task Force’s immediate response team led by deputy commissioner Sushil Kumar Patel on Wednesday rescued 41 child labourers from various locations here, nodal coordinator of Childline 1098, Neiketulie Namdau, said in a release today.
Childline 1098 is a child welfare non-governmental organisation (NGO) based here.
The children in the age group 10-14 years were rescued from various garages, workshops, hotels and shops at Duncan Bosti, Notun Bosti, Churches Colony, Khermahal, Golaghat Road and Eros Lane area during a rescue operation.
The release said the rescued children were produced before the Dimapur Child Welfare Committee along with their parents and guardians.
The employers were also summoned before the Child Welfare Committee and penalised in accordance with the statutory provisions. They were also made to sign bonds declaring that they would not employ in the future any children under 14 years of age, the release stated.