CNN photographs shocking child labor images at Commonwealth Games construction

The images, taken by Harvard fellow Mr Kara and released by CNN, drew criticism from Save The Children. ‘We are concerned about reports of young children working on construction sites,’ said the charity.

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Carrying the can: A naked child walks with a pail as Commonwealth Games labourers look on at a site in Delhi discovered by CNN —

Carrying the can: A naked child walks with a pail as Commonwealth Games labourers look on at a site in Delhi discovered by CNN

Hard at work! A child quite clearly helping in the construction at the side of a road in Delhi outside the Indira Gandhi Stadium in one of dozens of instances catalogued by CNN —

Hi-ho! A child quite clearly helping in the construction at the side of a road in Delhi in one of dozens of instances catalogued by CNN

Children were working, picking up hammers, banging stones, paving entry ways and planting grass along the roads to beautify them, hours and hours at a time.

Barefoot: A child risks injury in the middle of a site in Delhi as contractors furiously try to finish the building work before next week's opening ceremony

Barefoot: A child risks injury in the middle of a site in Connaught Place, one of the main thoroughfares for Games traffic, as contractors furiously try to finish pavements before next week’s opening ceremony

Shocking site: Another barefoot young child is seen performing chores with older workers

Taken for granted: This family of labourers told CNN they had moved to Delhi before the Games but had not been paid for two months —

Taken for granted: This family of labourers told CNN they had moved to Delhi before the Games but had not been paid for two monthss

 

Comments

  1. Boycott the games.

  2. Why adults letting them to work. They can stop them but they won’t. The news again tries to blame Indian government, what they can do if their parents do not care about their child. They require awareness here, not boycotting the games.

  3. People posting these pictures are shallow and sarcastic. their “Gumption” fails to see that this is not so called Child Labor.Poor people can’t leave their children at a creche my dear. This is poverty struck India, the ‘other’ India which has yet so far failed to catch up.
    And those who have left India after being blessed with subsidized education for their own selfish aspirations and a greener grass of the west have the least right in the world to comments upon this. Because of these coward people India lag behind.
    Pl don’t ever try to cite FDI. to balance the uneducated and backward lot India required bright young educated youth but they have showed a back to her.
    Just imagine all the brighter young population is lured by the developed countries’ glitter. Who who will complement the notorious youth left behind, they only eventually join polities and largely take part in social activities and thus India is pushed behind. Mind you the Another part of advancing India is gifted by the youth patriots who stay back and put Country’s interests ahead of their own.

    people who have stranded their nation hav eno right to pelt stones on the nations image. We shall have to care of that. its only a matter of time, we shall prevail.

  4. Saboor Atrafi says

    Well, eliminating child labor takes education, poverty reduction, and time. But sad indeed!

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