NDWM organized a press meeting and human chain in Chennai to protest against a proposed amendment during the Anti child labour day. About 500 members of the Child Right Movement expressed their objections to amending the Child Labour Act, 1986. They feel it is important to prevent children below 14 from working, even if it is during non-school hours or vacations.
Sr Valar, state coordinator for NDWM Tamil Nadu:“The children help their parents at work after school hours and legalising this work opens the door to promoting child labour. They are then denied the joys of childhood.“
Similar actions were held across India. In Delhi, the representatives of Child Domestic Workers met Member Secretary of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights and handed over a memorandum.You can support their protest by signing the petition here.