Examining the Tapestry of Child Labour: A Critical Analysis of Legal Frameworks, Judicial Interventions, and the Path Forward

  • Sri Abarna
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  • Sri Abarna

    Student at SASTRA Deemed University, India

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This comprehensive article critically examines the persistent issue of child labour in India, with a specific focus on the effectiveness of existing legal frameworks. Addressing the multifaceted dimensions of child labour, the study explores its hindrance to economic progress, the perpetuation of poverty, and the deprivation of educational opportunities for underprivileged children. Through a thorough analysis of international perspectives, historical backgrounds, and constitutional provisions, the article evaluates the evolution of child labour laws in India. It scrutinizes key legislative acts, such as the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, and its subsequent amendment in 2016, highlighting their strengths and shortcomings. Additionally, the role of the judiciary in interpreting and enforcing laws related to child labour is emphasized, recognizing landmark cases that underscore the Fundamental Right against exploitation and the crucial link between education and child labour eradication. The article concludes by identifying root causes and advocating for a holistic approach to effectively address and eliminate the longstanding challenge of child labour in the country.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2749 - 2761

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116392

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