Growing child labour in India’s cities is just the tip of the iceberg, say activists

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Anuradha Nagaraj

Urban India is employing an increasing number of children – many under nine years of age – in producing everything from pickles to fireworks, working in tourism and labouring on building sites, a U.N. children’s agency report and campaigners said.

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Fight against human trafficking frustrated by governments, families and violence

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Kieran Guilbert and Anuradha Nagaraj

Obstacles as formidable as government policies and as basic as family ties undermine the global fight against human trafficking, allowing millions of desperate people to be driven into slavery, leading campaigners warn.

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