Friday, June 22, 2012

Balangir child labourer goes missing in AP FRIDAY, 22 JUNE 2012 22:25 SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR HITS: 3 ·

Bhubaneswar Balangir child labourer goes missing in AP
FRIDAY, 22 JUNE 2012 22:25
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Despite all Government programmes and crackdowns, it seems there is still much to be done to keep distress migration of children under leash in Balangir. The missing of a migrant child labourer from the district has once again thrown a challenge before the authorities and pointed to the loopholes in laws regulating migrant labourers outside the State.
According to reports, Narendra Dharuua (15) of Pangania village under Muribahal block had migrated to some brick kilns of Andhra Pradesh in December, 2011, along with his neighbour Kapurchand Majhi’s family. Majhi’s sons were his friends. After few months of working in Narshimmapally-based brick kilns in Nizamabad district of AP, Majhi returned to his village along with his family members in May last, but without Dharuua. Gajpati Dharuua, Narendra’s father, inquired about his child but Majhi was clueless.
Dissatisfied, Gajpati went to Narshimmapally in search of his son but was shocked when the kiln owner reportedly told him that he did not know Narendra. After, eight days’ frantic search, Gajpati returned home empty-handed. With no option left, he lodged an FIR at Kantabaji police station about the missing of his son. He also appealed the district administration to locate his son.
However, till date no headway has been made with regard to locating Narendra. While his parents are extremely worried and are moving from pillar to post to get back their child, very few seem to be showing sympathetic towards them and taking steps to search the hapless child.
“The registration of migrant workers both at the home districts and in the working States should be streamlined so that missing ones can be traced easily,” suggested Bhajaram Sahu of NGO Jan Mukti Anusthan.

1 comment:

  1. Sudhir da,many thanks!This is a better coverage of the this news by you than other news paper.We appreciate your continuous efforts to highlight the migration issue. We are feeling it's a solidarity steps for Gajapati Dharua,his family & relatives in the time of tragedy.We hope & appeal to everybody/agencies to search Narandra & show empathy for him.