Children return home after being rescued from brick kilns
December 27, 2018 02:30 PM NPT
Photo: Dinesh Subedi
ROLPA, Dec 27: Two child labors working in Khanal Brick Klin, Chitwa were rescued after combined efforts from local child protection committee and school. The two children were taken to Chitwan from Tribeni rural municipality-2 after middlemen lured the parents.
The rescued children are 15-year old Jaimati BK and 14-year-old Dipak Dangi. The school management committee, ward child protection committee and Rolpa police sought police from Chitwan police to rescue the children after Mina Thapa declined to hand over the children despite repeated requests.
The school management committee had inquired what caused the children to be absent from the school for a month--only to find out that they had been off to Chitwan to earn a living.
Kabiraj Budha, chairperson of Tribeni rural municipality-2 said that they planned to be a "Child labor free rural municipality" within three years and that it was unlawful to use children as laborers.
"We will take legal actions against anyone who supplies or uses child labor," Budha said adding that Thapa had been fined Rs. 5000 for not listening to their calls of returning the children. The ward office has also said that it would provide essential support to the family to look after the children if required.