Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The children of India

Accordingto a new law under the Child Labour Act, the Indian government has ordered a ban on employment of children under the age of 14 in households and dhabas. Which is fantastic news. But I could not help wondering what the thousands of poor homeless kids working in the chai-shops & dhabas of Mumbai are going to do when they lose their employment? Who will feed them and provide them with shelter if their families were too poor/unconcerned to do so in the first place?

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