Employ Child Labour, face Sealing of establishment, Cancellation of license: Delhi High Court

New Delhi, 28th May, 2012 : The Hight Court of Delhi has issued elaborate directions today for the protection of child labourers and their rehabilitation and education through stringent action against employers. The order was given in an application filed by Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Vs. Union of India), wherein the Court directed [...]

Child Trafficking through Placement Agencies to face severe Government action

The Govt. of Delhi has today submitted the draft of Delhi Private Placement Agencies (Regulation) Bill, 2012 before the High Court of Delhi. The Bill aims to prevent trafficking of women and child labour, through the unregistered and unregulated placement agencies. Bachpan Bachao Andolan’s sustained effort to curb exploitation of domestic workers has shown an [...]

Bangladesh’s toxic politics: Hello, Delhi

It is up to India to try to stop Sheikh Hasina ruining Bangladesh The Punch-and-Judy show of Bangladeshi politics, in which the ruling party—run by the daughter of a former president—bashes the opposition—run by the widow of a former president—before swapping places with it, has been running for decades. The outside world rarely pays attention [...]

Homeless People in India – A Case Study of Chennai City

‘Oh think twice, it’s another day for you and me in paradise,’ sang Phil Collins in the memorable song on the homeless people. I am sure many of us have seen such people in our daily lives. Some of us may have pity on them, others indifferent towards them, and some may have done acts [...]

All bad ‘gods’ in Afghanistan

We, four Afghan researchers, were in Delhi to participate in a conference. It was very expensive to make telephone calls from the five star hotel we were staying in, so we decided to buy Indian sim cards. In Afghanistan, you can buy a sim card from a boy on the street. But in Delhi it [...]

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