Child labour, child marriages on the rise in rural areas as children not going to schools: Karnataka High Court

Observing that "extraordinary situations call for extraordinary remedies", the Court directed the State to approach companies to raise funds for distribution of laptops, tablets, etc to students from poorer backgrounds
Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court

There is a spike in incidents of child labour and child marriage in rural areas of Karnataka as children below the age of 14 years are not going to schools due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Karnataka High Court recently remarked.

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