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CWC asks Kabari Wallahs not to purchase junk from minors
9/6/2019 11:06:56 PM
Early Times Report

JAMMU, Sept 6: In a significant development towards curbing the child labor and use of minor children in collecting garbage mainly by junk brokers commonly known as Kabari Wallahs, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in Kishtwar today issued notices to various junk dealers operating in Kishtwar town and its adjoining areas asking these dealers not to purchase any raw material collected by the minors from various areas of the District as well as from various houses which included old utensils, iron sheets, polythene, card boards, plastics objects and term the same as violation of the Juvenile Justice Act.
As per the details available with "Early Times" Chairperson Child Welfare Committee, District Kishtwar issued the notice to various Kabarie shops operating in the District after it has come to the knowledge of Statutory Child Welfare Committee Kishtwar that the junk dealers are accepting the raw material, junk second hand objects from the juveniles which they are collecting from the drains and garbage dumping sites in the Kishtwar District.
Speaking to "Early Times" Touseef Iqbal Butt, Child Protection Officer District Kishtwar said that through the medium of this notice, it is enjoyed upon all the junk dealers and other concerned of Kishtwar not to purchase such type of material from the juveniles as the said activity is hazardous for the hygiene and health of the Children added that simultaneously it would be the violation on part of the junk dealers in spirit and terms of Juvenile Justice Care and Protection of Children Act.
He said that in case of any violation, the guilty persons will be dealt in accordance to law.
In a question on Child labor act, Touseef Iqbal Butt said that the department is keeping view on such persons who are using minors as child labor or domestic helpers. He said that as and when they received any such information, swift and prompt action will be initiated.
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