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Indian child workers’ deaths spur anti-trafficking push

India Children rescued from child labour

Chennai, IndiaThomson Reuters Foundation India’s Rajasthan state is mounting a major campaign to stop children being trafficked across its borders after three child victims who were rescued from factories died from malnutrition. Extra checkpoints are being set up to stop traffickers and authorities have told police to conduct monthly drives against child labour, according to […]

Australia to return historic Indian artefacts amid investigation

Melbourne, AustraliaReuters Australia will return three culturally significant artefacts to India when Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits the country early next year, the Australian Government said on Wednesday. The artefacts were bought in good faith by the National Gallery of Australia from a New York-based art dealer who is currently under investigation, the Prime Minister’s […]

As legal fight over forest rights drags, millions more risk eviction

Supreme Court India

Udaipur, IndiaThomson Reuters Foundation Millions of Indigenous people face eviction in India after states stopped processing new land claims under a law that is being challenged in the country’s highest court, land and human rights advocates warned on Friday. Earlier this year, India’s Supreme Court stayed its ruling that ordered the eviction of millions of […]

New hope for child rights after India gets tough on traffickers

Chennai, IndiaThomson Reuters Foundation Campaigners hailed new hope for child rights on Thursday after a trafficker who tricked five Indian boys into menial work with the promise of better schooling was awarded a rare life sentence. “This is just the beginning,” Narendra Sikhwal, head of Jaipur’s child welfare committee, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “It […]

India’s tourist magnet starts to clean child labour “blot”

Child labour campaign posters

Jaipur, IndiaThomson Reuters Foundation In a small windowless room in the heart of Indian tourist magnet Jaipur, Parveena shows a school uniform and tiny shoes to prove that the little boy sitting on the floor, sticking beads on a bangle goes to school and is not a child slave. Parveena, who would only give her […]