A child worker pushes a cart with bricks in Meerut city, India. File photo: EPAA child worker pushes a cart with bricks in Meerut city, India. File photo: EPA
A child worker pushes a cart with bricks in Meerut city, India. File photo: EPA

Indian child workers on the rise as coronavirus forces them out of school

  • India has more than 56 million children out of school, according to a 2018 study
  • Activists fear children may be used as a stopgap measure to fill jobs left vacant by migrant labourers who returned to their hometowns during the lockdown

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A child worker pushes a cart with bricks in Meerut city, India. File photo: EPAA child worker pushes a cart with bricks in Meerut city, India. File photo: EPA
A child worker pushes a cart with bricks in Meerut city, India. File photo: EPA
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