125 child workers rescued from embroidery factories
The District Administration Office (DAO), Bhaktapur, with the support of Nepal Police rescued more than 125 underage child workers during the raid in several embroidery factories in Bhaktapur district on Monday.
It is learnt that the child employed in the embroidery works were forced to labour hard from early in the morning to late night - somewhere up to 14-17 hours daily. Most of the rescued children were aged between 7-10 years.
Police have also arrested some embroidery factories proprietors and are initiating further actions against them for employing the child under 14 years of age, said the administration.
The rescued children will be handed over to their families with necessary arrangements, administration added.
The police action was the result of the initiatives taken by non-government agencies working for child rights, said Bhaktapur CDO Jitendra Bahadur Bhandari.
The rescued children received health check-up after being freed from the hard and meager earning work. nepalnews.com