Every day, millions of children in India wake up with nothing to look forward to except hours of back-breaking labour working everywhere from stone quarries to carpet factories to rice mills. Children as young as 5 years old are kept from school, forced to work 7 days a week for up to 18 hours a day and end up with crippling injuries, respiratory disorders and chronic pain.
Thankfully, the Indian Parliament is considering legislation called the "Child and Adolescent Labour Abolition Bill."
This legislation would put an end to the enslavement of children in India but it risks not passing without a demonstration of mass public support.
For every day the bill is delayed, several children remain at risk of being bought and sold to work in unimaginable conditions of sex slavery, bonded labour and domestic servitude.
Call on the Indian Parliament to immediately pass the "Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill" and end child slavery in India.
We call on you and your fellow MPs to immediately pass the "Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill," banning the employment of children up to 14 years old.
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For every day that this bill is delayed, you are allowing modern slavery to continue to rob millions of children of the chance to be healthy, educated, and free to build a bright future for themselves and for their country.
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