ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Child Labour- Farcical Legislation

November 15, 1986 Child Labour Farcical Legislation WITH the passing of the Child Labour Bill in the Rajya Sabha the Indian legislature has attained the distinction of having promul gated what must be the most farcical piece of social legislation. That the bill was passed disregarding the wide ranging criticism about its contents is a disturbing comment on the increasing signs of deafness among the people's representatives. Ironically enough this has come in the wake of the SAARC conference on the status of children which formulated a 'covenant on children' promising, among other things, "a unified national plan to meet the needs of the whole child and of all children".

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