27 children rescued from circus company [India]

Author: Times of India, Published on: 30 November 2010

Twenty seven children, including nine Nepali nationals were rescued at Chittoor from a circus company. All aged between nine and 14 years, the circus company, Great Prabhat Circus, has been booked under the Child Labour Act for discreetly trafficking children from across the border and exposing them to inhuman working conditions. Significantly, except for one boy, all the rescued children were girls...Officials...said that the children from Nepal were picked up from their respective houses when their parents were busy working in the agricultural fields. They were later trafficked by middlemen to India..."They were exposed to harsh living conditions. They were not only denied food but were also not allowed to sleep properly," said M Subhash Chandra, director, CARPED.

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