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Plight of India's child cotton workers

Hundreds of thousands of children are thought to be involved in picking and processing cotton around the world.

Many are kept out of school, work in dangerous conditions and some are not even paid.

India is the world's second-biggest cotton producer.

Here, civil rights activist Jignesh Mevani describes the conditions endured by India's child cotton workers and how he wants things to change.

  • 19 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia