Bangladesh child labour remains social norm

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Despite an unprecedented economic boom, child labour pervades in Bangladeshi society.

Though employing children remains illegal, but with poverty as a driving factor, it is often parents who are forced to push their children into work at an early age.

In a bid to tackle child labour the government has made primary education mandatory.

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque, reporting from Dhaka, speaks to a young mechanic in the capital to ask why he continues to work despite the economic growth.

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