Kathua:District Administration Kathua has sent 12 children including 2 girls forced in Child labour here to their native place.
On the directions of Child Welfare Committee Kathua and Childline Kathua, the rescued children lodged at Bal Ashram Kathua were sent to Utter Dinajpur, West Bengal-their native place with the support of Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer and SSP, Shridhar Patil.
Earlier, on 9 July the children were rescued by a a team constituted by order of Chairperson, District Child Protection Committee (Deputy Commissioner Kathua) from a residential building at Hatli Morh, Kathua, where they were engaged in child labour.
The team comprised of Assistant Labour Commissioner, Tehsildar, Representatives from District Child Protection Unit, Member Child Welfare Committee, Childline, Officials from Health Department and S.H.O Kathua. The rescued children were accommodated at Bal Ashram Kathua till their restoration to their native place.
With the efforts of District Child Protection Officer, the rescued children were provided with their unpaid wages from the employer.