West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, created another controversy by commenting on child labour. Four years back Indian govt officially banned child labour across the country. But Buddhadeb said that children can work and study also.
According to CNN IBN report, Buddhadeb said, “We can’t ask them to stop work because that will affect their families’ source of income. We have decided to make them study while at work.”
West Bengal govt lacks a commission for protection of child rights and yet not framed rules to execute “Right to Education.”
CNN IBN quoted Leader of opposition Partha Chatterjee, as saying, “Childhood is the time to play, enjoy study, they have ignored the core issue of poverty.”