Assessment of child labour situation in the coal mines of Jaintia Hills, education & other child rights issues and investigation of children home in Shillong

Taking cognizance of various news and complaint received on the alarming issue of child labour in coalmines of Meghalaya in general and Jaintia Hills in particular, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights deputed a team to visit Meghalaya from 16 - 19 October 2011. The objective was to discuss and review the child labour situation in Jaintia Hills district with all the stakeholders and investigate into a case of alleged abuse meted on the children of Meghalaya Hindu Mission Orphanage, as formally complained by one Shillong-based NGO.

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