Covid-19 prompts ‘enormous rise’ in demand for cheap child labour in India

Covid-19 prompts ‘enormous rise’ in demand for cheap child labour in India

Over 70 children were crammed into a bus, heading from Bihar to a sweatshop in the Indian city of Rajasthan, when the authorities pulled it over. Among the faces half hidden behind colourful masks was 12-year-old Deepak Kumar.

By Miki