NCPCR Statement to Fight Child Labour and Begging

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has identified 50 “religious places” where interventions will be undertaken to ensure zero tolerance towards child labour. These places also include Shri Ram Janmabhoomi and Taj Mahal.

Key Points

  • In a statement by NCPCR, intervention to eliminate child labour will be taken at 50 identified religious places.
  • Interventions shall be undertaken in a collaborative manner with the participation of multi-stakeholders including the anti-human trafficking unit, child welfare police officers, representatives from NGOs/CSOs, and religious trust and groups.
  • Some of the religious places identified by the commission are Taj Mahal, Haji Ali Dargah, Bodh Gaya, Kumbh Mela, Khajuraho, Puri Jagannath Temple, Rishikesh, etc.
  • As per the commission, various instances of child labour, child begging, etc. have been noted at these religious places.
  • NCPCR will monitor the preventive aspects like linking of vulnerable and deprived families with the different centre and state government schemes for sustainable rehabilitation and “curative” aspects like penal action against the perpetrators such as organized nexus using children in child labour, child begging, child trafficking, etc.
  • New India Junction “NIJ” is the creative partner of this campaign and a volunteer initiative of Rambhau Malghi Prabodhini (RMP) “I-CAN” is the volunteering partner.

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)

NCPCR is the apex body for the protection of child rights in the country. It operates under the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The commission was founded in the year 2007 and is headquartered in Delhi.