Right Against Exploitation (Articles 23 – 24)


  • 23. Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced labour.
  • 24. Prohibition of employment of children in factories, etc.

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23. Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced labour.

  • (1) Traffic in human beings and begar and other similar forms of forced labour are prohibited and any contravention of this provision shall be an offence punishable in accordance with law.
  • (2) Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from imposing compulsory service for public purposes, and in imposing such service the State shall not make any discrimination on grounds only of religion, race, caste or class or any of them.

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24. Prohibition of employment of children in factories, etc.

No child below the age of fourteen years shall be employed to work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment.

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References : http://lawmin.nic.in

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