In India, 43 million children do not go to school and a large number of children are employed as workers across sectors. Children in India often work in dangerous industries like manufacturing of fire crackers, brick-kilns and as house helps.
Trafficking of underage girls for sex work is also common. Extreme poverty pushes parents to send their children to become earning members of the family at an age when they should be at school.
International Labour Organization mandates that the basic minimum age to do any kind of work should be 15. ILO makes an exception for Developing countries and sets the legal limit at 14 years. This is to make sure that a child’s compulsory schooling does not get affected.
In this video we tell you of one loophole within the law that’s is derailing children’s childhood in India.