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3 children rescued from forced labour

HYDERABAD: Three children were rescued from forced labour in different parts of the city following telephonic complaints on the Child Labour Helpline of the Hyderabad district authorities here on March 1 and 2.
Admitted to school  — Fifteen-year-old T. Srinivas from Chittoor, working at the Mediciti hospital canteen opposite the State Secretariat, 12-year-old M. Simhachalam from Palakonda mandal of Srikakulam district working at Poorna hotel, Lakdikapul and 12-year-old Imran Pasha working as courier boy for his brothers’ company in Banjara Hills were rescued by National Child Labour Project team members and admitted to Residential Bridge Course schools at Mehdipatnam and Saidabad, according to district Collector Arvind Kumar here on Friday.

Srinivas was engaged on a monthly payment of Rs. 1,200 at the Mediciti hospital canteen and was working to clear a loan amount of Rs. 13,000 which he had taken from the canteen management for his sister’s marriage.

Pasha was a dropout and was working for his brothers’ company, Pasha Brothers, on Road No. 12, Banjara Hills. Youngest among four brothers and two sisters, Pasha and his parents were shifted to the bridge school.

The Collector said the people can call up the Child Labour Helpline (040-24650326 or 040-23204123) and help the authorities in freeing children from forced labour

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