The Delhi High Court has given a remarkable judgment on the issue of ‘Child Labour’. For the first time, Child Labour has been defined by a court. The Hon’ble Delhi High Court made it mandatory to rescue a child within 3 days of a complaint of child labour being made been made. It has asked the Government to rescue 500 children each month. The Delhi High Court has also ensured that the target of completing the investigation and rehabilitation of every rescued child labour will be achieved within 45 days from the rescue of the child. Compulsory registration for all factories and other establishments employing young labours will be done by the Labour department in a time bound manner.
All the above suggestion had been put forward by Ms. Prabhsahay Kaur, counsel appearing for ‘’Save the Childhood’’, a sister concern of Bachpan Bachao Andolan.
The Court has also appreciated the efforts of Bachpan Bachao Andolan while congratulating Sh Kailash Satyarthi, on attaining international recognition and winning the Nobel Peace Prize for the work done by him in the field.