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The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued orders to cancel the licences of factories employing child labourers, an NGO here said in a statement.

 “Honorable Chief Justice Deepak Mishra and Justice Sanjeev Khanna passed an order to cancel factory license of the units where such child labourers were found working,” said Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), a child rights organisation which has been actively working with the police and the labour department in various rescue operations of child labourers.

The court also showed its dissatisfaction over recovery of Rs.20,000 as compensation from the employers for each child labourer, BBA said.

“The court also asked for status report of recoveries made on the next date of hearing. This amount is to be spent on welfare of the rescued child as per the direction passed by the Supreme Court,” it added.

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