In one of the greatest crackdowns on kid work, the Rachakonda police safeguarded 411 kids, including 35 less than six years old, from block ovens in 24 hours.
In this way, around 7,000 youngsters have been saved from block ovens, bangle-production units and different risky occupations in the city and encompassing regions. A year ago, 1,397 kids were safeguarded as a major aspect of ‘Operation Smile’. The attacks on Tuesday and Wednesday, when the police swooped down on block ovens in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, were a piece of a similar operation.
The majority of the saved kids had been trafficked or compelled to move from tribal groups in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Chhattisgarh, and made to work under hazardous conditions, frequently without payment.Only around 10% of the laborers in block ovens crosswise over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are Telugus.
“The go betweens providing kid work to the block business pay their families ahead of time. A few of them move to Telangana on an occasional premise amongst December and June. Be that as it may, frequently, after they relocate, they are compelled to work with no choice to stop,” youngster rights dissident Kanchukatla Subhash clarified. These youngsters confront sexual manhandle too, she said.