Bachpan Bachao Andolan v. Union of India & Others

  • Aeshita Marwah and Shaileja Narain
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  • Aeshita Marwah

    Student at School of Law, University of Petroleum And Energy Studies, India

  • Shaileja Narain

    Student at School of Law, University of Petroleum And Energy Studies, India

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The preceding case law Bachpan Bachao Andolan v. Union of India is the title of Writ Petition (Civil) No. 51 of 2006. The following paragraphs summarise the case regarding child trafficking and underage labour in Indian circuses. Case facts, issues, arguments from the petitioners' and counter petitioners' sides, legal considerations, court opinions, judgement, conclusion, suggestions, and an author's comment are presented below. This case emphasises the need of realising one's own human rights as well as the relevance of the state government enforcing the laws enacted in this respect. The circus has long been a popular source of entertainment in India. As kids, almost all of us were excited to witness clowns, animals, and children doing gymnastics. So even the happy children we see are in pain on the inside. Because they are obliged to work at such a young age, children are subjected to harassment, exploitation, physical and verbal abuse. These children are imprisoned in a never-ending cycle of bullying and cruelty at the hands of circus owners, who compel them to live terrible lives. This paper examines the subject of adolescents working in circuses as well as the legal changes surrounding it.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 1680 - 1687


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