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Landmark judgement against child labour in India: MC Mehta vs State of Tamil Nadu

Date : 10/12/1996

(MC Mehta vs State of Tamil Nadu & Ors)

Writ Petition (C) No. 465/1986, which was filed and decided in 1996

The judgement is a historic judgement on child labour, which elaborated the situation of child labour in India. It outlines the vision of Constitution with respect to children. The judgement highlighted the relation between poverty and child labour and also shed light on how the state has failed to eradicate child labou, and its lack of zeal to deal with it. The judgment also deliberated on possible solutions to eradicate the child labour.

Read the judgement here.

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