Cause Of Child Labour

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“What I am today is because of education and I want every Indian child to be so touched by the light of education” Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. “The childhood shows the man as morning shows the day” John Milton INTRODUCTION “Child” as defined by the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 is a person who has not completed the age of fourteen years. A child of such tender age is expected to play study and be carefree about his life. But as a fact of nature, expectations hardly meet reality. Children, by will or by force are employed to work in the harsh conditions and atmosphere which becomes a threat to their life. Child labour leads to underdevelopment, incomplete mental and physical development, which in turn…show more content…
Increasing Population: India’s population has crossed the mark of one billion as per 2011 census and has been incrementing more till now. Parents having more than 2 children face many problems in their maintenance, education and providing basic facilities. This leads to the indulgence of children into laborious works. Poverty: According to a report released by U.N. in Feb 2015, about 30 crore people still live in the extreme poor condition in India which accounts for 1/3rd of the total extreme poor people in the world. Poverty is the main reason behind child labor and is still a headache for Indian government. Ignorance from parents is also an out come from poverty and that leaves no choice for…show more content…
But lack of awareness and knowledge of it, leads children to use this opportunity. What are the Causes of Child Marriage? Child marriage as a concept can be defined as the formal or an informal union between two individuals before attaining the age of eighteen years. This institution should be seen as an abuse of human rights since this is one form of a forced marriage. As per the law in India, a child marriage is one in which the girl is below the age of eighteen years and the boy is below the age of twenty one years. Child marriages have a history in India. They have existed from the times of the Delhi Sultanate when the monarchy system was prevalent. Indians also used child marriage as a weapon to protect girls from rapes and abduction by foreign rulers. Another social reason to initiate child marriages was that the elders wanted to see the faces of the grand children. The Prevalence and Impact of Child Marriage in

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