India's Latest Move to Stop Child Labor ; A New Law Banning Children under 14 from Working in Homes or Restaurants Begins Tuesday in India
Anuj Chopra Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
On a rainy night, hiding behind a pushcart food stall parked in front of a dizzyingly lit mall, Raju is busy at work. This timid 10- year-old works 12-hour days serving customers and scrubbing mountains of utensils with tiny hands that appear callused by detergent.
After a full day, he often pockets less than a dollar. If there's food left over, he gets a meal. If not, he goes home on an empty stomach.
Concerned about the future of children like Raju, India Tuesday begins implementing a country-wide ban on children below 14 working as domestic help or in the hospitality sector. And punishment for those who choose to defy it is stringent: imprisonment for up to …
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Publication information: Article title: India's Latest Move to Stop Child Labor ; A New Law Banning Children under 14 from Working in Homes or Restaurants Begins Tuesday in India. Contributors: Anuj Chopra Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 1, 2006. Page number: 7. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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