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India: New law may let more children work

The Indian government is proposing a controversial new child labour law which will permit children under the age of 14 to work in family enterprises after school.

It says the move will help poor families earn a living and also give children a chance to acquire skills and business acumen.

But, many fear that this will push millions of children into work and out of school. Sanjoy Majumder reports.

  • 12 Jun 2015
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