The Menace of Child Labour in Assam
It is known to all of us that children are the apostles of peace and future hope of humankind. They are the most lovely creation of nature. They are the future of every nation. Children whose rights are guaranteed as well as respected grow up as responsible adults. No nation can reach its developmental goals unless appropriate steps are taken to ensure the growth and development of children who are an important part of national human resources. It is therefore very much important to protect children by guaranteeing their rights. But unfortunately, it is seen that children are the most vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Children’s rights are seen to be violated even when it is the obligatory task of every nation to provide them a right to good start in life that encompasses sound nutrition, health care, a hygienic home and community environment. The rights of children are seen to be violated in a number of ways such as child trafficking, child labour, child pornography, child prostitution, child marriage, child kidnapping, discrimination against children on the basis of caste, creed, tribe or indigenous background and so on. This paper tries to focus particularly on the menace of child labour in Assam throwing light on the factors and forces responsible for its upholding and tries to give suggestions or recommendations for the prevention of child labour.
Keywords- Child, violation, child rights, child labour, Assam
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Niminita Saikia,   "The Menace of Child Labour in Assam"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.8, Issue 1, pp.113-116, January 2020, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR2001022.pdf