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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Bandhua Mukti Morcha versus Union of India AIR 1984 SC 802

R Chaudhary, Advocates, for the Petitioner. From the Carpet Industry alone, about a thousand children have been rescued and restored to their parents. The court also directed that the Assistant Labour Commissioner and the Deputy Labour Commissioner should verify whether the nine mining lessees to whom notice had been issued were paying the labourers wages that was commensurate with the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act.

Court Rules, makes the provisions of Order 26 of the Code of Civil Procedure, except Rules 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 and The bonded labourers are paid nominal wages and often their family members are not permitted to take remunerative jobs elsewhere without permission of the master.

The Court stated that earlier the view was that only a person whose fundamental right had been violated could approach the court, that is, the petitioner must have a cause of action for enforcement of his fundamental right.

Supreme Court Of India10 Dec 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.


Karnataka High Court03 Nov B Misra and T. Whether or not the Supreme Court is empowered to appoint any Commission or investigating body under Article 32 of the Constitution? This site uses cookies. Act by sub-section 4 of Section 1. Please subscribe to download the judgment.

Laxmidhar Misra submitted his v.unnion on the second aspect too. What is necessary, therefore, is provision of a permanent base for residence at or near the work site. Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, who was far ahead of his time in his wisdom projected these rights in the Directive Principles including the children as beneficiaries. The report of the Committee discloses the enormity of the problem of exploitation to which the children are subjected. Article 39 ihdia and f of the Constitution.

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The poor muktii the disadvantaged and also a citizen acting pro bono public cannot possibly produce mkkti material before the Court in support of their case. To give particulars of workers who want to leave to District Magistrate, Faridabad who will then make necessary arrangements for releasing them and provide for their transportation back to their homes. 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.

Article 36 states that State parties shall protect the child against all other forms of baandhua prejudicial to any aspects of the child’s welfare. As in the present case there is violation of the fundamental right of liberty of the workmen who are said to be kept in wrongful and illegal detention and employed in forced labour, Article 32 is attracted.

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There is good reason in insisting for proper evidence indicating that allegations are made with responsibility. No attention has been bestowed by the inspecting authority or the labour law enforcers to secure banndhua conditions of working. Such powers must be held to be implied under the vast powers conferred on the Supreme Court under Article 32 for the enforcement of fundamental rights.


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The facility of schooling and medical mukhi, availability of water, provisions and scope for recreation are aspects which still require attention. If children are deprived of their childhood — socially, economically, physically and mentally — the nation gets deprived of the potential human resources for social progress, economic empowerment and peace and order, the social stability and good citizenry.

Article A enjoins that it shall be the duty of every citizen to develop scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and to strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activities so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavour and achievement. The Registry will look into that matter and on morccha basis of the statement furnished by the Committee put up a note within two weeks for giving direction regarding honorarium to be paid to the members of the Committee.

It should be a proceeding which can appropriately lead to an adjudication of the claim made for the enforcement of a fundamental right. If our directions are worked out there would really be no bonded condition and the workmen would be paid their due share against employment and with the facilities ensured they can live well in the area.