Los Angeles Times uncovers child labour in India’s coal mines

Los Angeles Times published a photo essay on May 14 looking at child labour in Indian coal mines.

India has child labour laws on the books, but businesses find loopholes and avoid compliance:

Times South Asia bureau chief Mark Magnier and photojournalist Daniel Berehulak report on the mining situation in the Jaintia Hills district of India, located in the northeastern state of Meghalaya. Perhaps as many as thousands of underage workers as young as 8, lured by the wages, leave school to work in coal mines under perilous conditions.

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