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70 child workers rescued by Indian police




(MENAFN) Indian police have rescued more than 70 child workers during ongoing raids in one of the country's hubs for cheap, artificial jewelry sold in the U.S, UK and European markets.

Authorities were tipped off when two children were spotted wandering alone near a train station in Junagadh, a city in the western state of Gujarat.

The children had told police they were lost and had boarded a train 100km away in Rajkot after escaping a workshop in the city.

"They were kept in inhuman conditions and forced to do work that is not suitable to the nature of a child", said Balram Meena, a deputy commissioner at Rajkot police.

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70 child workers rescued by Indian police

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