Our children are forced to work when they should have at school
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In Bihar, marginalised sections of society are forced to send out their children to earn livelihood, and supplement family's income. According to the Census 2011 data, there are 10,88,509 child labourers in the state. A huge number of children are trafficked for cheap and forced labour to other states. They work in hazardous occupations and processes which are prohibited by laws. As young as 8 are sent out to work. Many of these children never come back to home, and some of them who come back are sick, and become burden on the families. Majority of such children belong to Scheduled Castes. "why do children of Scheduled Castes go to work dropping their education - one of their rights- even after 71 years of independence?" A number of schemes are designed for rehabilitation of child labourers, but they fail to do so. In fact, no scheme can ever overcome the menace of child labour. However, It is quality school education that can put an end to the problem of child labour.
If their school education is taken care of by the state without fail , children from marginalised sections will be able to make a dignified livelihood and a contribution in nation building when they grow up . Let us fight child labour through education.
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