Indian police rescue 70 children working in 'inhuman conditions'

Indian police rescue 70 children working in 'inhuman conditions'

Raids follow tipoff by two children escaping jewellery workshop in western Gujarat state

Indian police have rescued more than 70 child workers during ongoing raids in one of the country’s hubs for cheap, artificial jewellery sold in the US, UK and European markets.

Authorities were tipped off when two children were spotted wandering alone near a train station in Junagadh, a city in the western state of Gujarat. The children had told police they were lost and had boarded a train 100km away in Rajkot after escaping a workshop in the city.

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