Activists raid New Delhi factory employing children

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Social activists, with the support of the police, raided a New Delhi factory employing children aged between
six and 13.

The children, who have been working there for more than a year, have come from other regions of India like West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Their parents, often poor and living in rural areas, were approached by brokers who promised them their child
would be looked after and educated. The brokers also promised their child would send them money.

In recent weeks, the state minister for Labour and Employment has reemphasized the government’s commitment to stamp out child labour.

The children's testimonies will help the courts prosecute the factory owners.

But charities ask, just who is paying the ultimate price for India’s growth.

Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from New Delhi

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