Memo submitted to PM Oli
Kathmandu, June 12
Child workers today handed over a memorandum to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, urging him to address their concerns.
At a programme organised at PM’s residence in Baluwatar to mark the World Day against Child Labour, Samjhana Manandhar, a child labourer, read out their 12-point memorandum.
She said they were beaten by their masters for not working properly and deprived of adequate meal and right to education.
Manandhar said child workers also faced the risk of child exploitation by their masters. She also urged PM Oli to take initiatives to implement the existing laws that protect the rights of children.
On the occasion, PM Oli said it was quite disappointing that children were being physically tortured and deprived of their rights. He said the government had announced free education up to masters’ degree free for people from poor and disadvantaged communities and groups.
Similarly, Minister for Labour and Employment Dipak Bohara said the government had prepared a 10-year plan against child labour.
It was informed at the programme that there were more than 1.6 children working as labourers in Nepal.