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Our Mining Children A Report of the Fact Finding Team on the Child Labourers in the Iron Ore and Granite Mines in Bellary District of Karnataka

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Chid labourers are working in very large and alarming numbers in the iron-ore and granite mines of Hospet-Bellary region of Karnataka state in direct violation of the Constitutional rights of children. Labour laws say that children below the age of fourteen should not be employed in any hazardous activities. The activities that the children in the iron ore and granite mines in Bellary are engaged in are some of the most hazardous activities that a nation could pus h their children into.

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  • HAQ Centre for Child Rights HAQCRC, 2007. "Our Mining Children A Report of the Fact Finding Team on the Child Labourers in the Iron Ore and Granite Mines in Bellary District of Karnataka," Working Papers id:962, eSocialSciences.
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    child; children; labour; mining industry; karnataka; bellary;

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