P.N Bhagwati, J.— The petitioner is an organisation dedicated to the cause of release of bonded labourers in the country. The system of bonded labour has. Bandhua Mukti Morcha (BMM) or Bonded Labour Liberation Front (BLLF) is a non-governmental organisation in India working to end bonded labour. Based in New Delhi, it was founded in by Swami Agnivesh who continues as its chairman. Bonded labour was legally abolished in India in but remains prevalent, in India is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. v · t · e. Bandhua Mukti Morcha of India, (3) SCC (Para 4) 2. S.P. Gupta v. Union of India, (2) SCR (Para 3). JUDGEMENT: O R D E R 1.

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The court considers both the report as well as the affidavits filed by the parties for adjudication. The bane of the poverty is the root of child labour and the children are being subjected to deprivation of their meaningful right to life, leisure, food, shelter, medical aid and education.

After hearing the arguments and going through all the facts and relevant law, the Supreme Court allowed the writ petition and gave elaborate directions to the Central Government, State Government of Haryana and other concerned authorities. The question, therefore, is whether the employment of the children below the age of 14 years is violative of Article 24 and whether the omission on the part of the State to provide welfare facilities and opportunities deprives them of the constitutional mandates contained in Articles 45, 39 e and f21, 14 etc.?

Article 32 1 of the Constitution.

There has been division of opinion as to whether it is the responsibility of the State Government or the employer in regard to providing educational bandyua to the children of the quarry workers. That it is not sufficient to merely show that the labourers were providing forced labour in as much as they were not being allowed to leave the premises.

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The parents themselves live for them. Law and policy is moving in the direction of formal abolition of child labor and different initiatives especially in the area of education are being undertaken towards eradicating child labor. This factor,if practised, would immediately bring about sufficient rejuvenation of the ailing society. State parties recognise the right of the child to education, and with a view to achieving this right progressively and on the basis of equal opportunity, they shall, in particular: The Government of Haryana will without delay and at any rate within 6 weeks from the date of the judgment constitute Vigilance Committee in each sub-division of a district in compliance with the requirements of Section 13 of the Bonded Labour System Abolition Act, keeping in view the guidelines as laid down by Supreme Court in this judgment.


The Central Government is directed to convene the meeting within two months from the date of receipt of the order. Bombay High Court05 Jul The fundamental rights may be alleged to have been violated under various circumstances. November 28, Author: Dust emanating from the working area in Haryana is bound to affect adversely the Delhi atmosphere.

In fact,if adequate importance is given to the angle of pollution the industry itself has to be regulated or may have to be stopped. P 1 SCC a Constitution Bench had held education up to the age of 14 years to be a fundamental right; right to health has been held to be a fundamental right; right to potable water has been held to be a fundamental right; meaningful right to life has been held to be a fundamental right.

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C Mehta case; to evolve such steps consistent with the scheme laid down in M. On a proper consideration of the materials the Court has to come to a conclusion whether there has been any violation of v.unikn rights to enable the Court to grant appropriate reliefs in the matter. The State of Haryana must come forward to play its role in a better way.

Parliament too has been approached.

Bandhua Mukti Morcha versus Union of India AIR 1984 SC 802

These children are denied their fundamental right to childhood, to education, to play and to dream like a normal child. The Constitution-fathers were aware of this prevailing inhuman practice and in Art. Article 24 of the Constitution prohibits employment or the children in factories etc. Neglecting the children means loss to the society as a whole.

Clause 1 of Mlrcha If appropriate facility is provided the workmen beyond their working hours can also have scope for learning the three Rs and this could be through a process of adult education with State support under the relevant scheme.

The operation of stone quarries is more or less concentrated in particular banfhua. As stated earlier, their employment — either forced or voluntary — is occasioned due to economic necessity; exploitation of their childhood due to poverty, in particular, the poor and the deprived sections of the society, is detrimental to democracy and social stability, unity and integrity of the nation. Laxmidhar Misra and Mr.


Article 39 e of the Constitution. Article 23 of the Constitution. The petitioner made a survey of some of the stone quarries in Faridabad district near the city of Delhi and found that there were a large number of labourers from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan who were working in these stone quarries under “inhuman and intolerable conditions” and many of whom were bonded labourers.

If a local officer of appropriate status had been placed around the corner it would have helped in improving the lot of the workmen. To ensure that every workmen who is required to carry out blasting with explosives is trained under the Mines Vocational Training Rules, and also holds first aid qualifications and carries a first aid outfit while on duty. Skip to main content.

Ecology is not only a local problem but must be taken to be a problem of Delhi also.

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Mankind has the best hold of itself. Mahabir Jain, as already indicated. These are not schemes which could be conveniently monitored by a court — far less can the apex court keep track of the matter. You have reach your max limit. The Supreme Court appointed Mr. We respectfully agree with them and reiterate the need for their speedy implementation.

That the Commissioner appointed in the present matter are beyond the scope of Order XLVI of the Supreme Court Rules, and therefore no reliance can be placed on the said reports. In regard to the specific direction of the Court, Mr. Primary education to the children, in particular, to the child from poor, weaker sections, Dalits and Tribes and minorities v.uhion mandatory. Sections 16, 17, 18 or Whether or not the Supreme Court is empowered to appoint any Commission or investigating body under Article 32 of the Constitution?

The creditor anxious to exploit the situation ensures that the debt is never satisfied and often on the traditional basis of pious obligation the liability is inherited by the children of the original debtor. Post this matter after three months. Articles 32 3 and 32 4. Get 2 points on providing a valid reason for the above change.