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    Bangladesh child labour remains social norm

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    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.