The Exploitation of Child Labor in India

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What brand of clothing are you wearing right now? Where was your shirt made? Do you know what went into the making of your clothes? It could be the blood of a child, the sweat of a child, the tears of a child, or simply the life of a child. India is a major home to child labor. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 120 million children from the ages of five to fourteen work fulltime or more; of these, India is responsible for about 44 million. (International Labor Organization) These children have been deprived of their basic rights to education, have poor health conditions, and have completely lost their childhood for good. Can you imagine not being able to attend school, not learning anything…show more content…
Child labor is an unmitigated evil and any society which suffers from it should be ashamed of it. After placing their entire existence in peril, by giving up educational rights, risking their health, and losing their childhood these child earn as little as 0.35cents a day. Mikhail Bakunin once said that "Children do not constitute anyones property: they are neither the property of their parents, nor of the society. They belong only to their own future freedom." Unfortunately for the children of India they will forever be slaves to these rock mines or sewing industries. This is all they know. They have been deprived for so long of education, health and their own childhood that they forgot about their own future freedom like Mikhail Bakunin says. Child labor in India should be called child murder, murder of the child’s childhood, murder of the child’s health and most importantly murder of the child’s
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