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Bachpan bachao andolan, Kailash Satyarthi, Sivakasi, Diwali

First crack in the firecracker industry to curb child labour

Despite campaigns like Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the employment of children in firecracker units is rampant, endangering their health and lives.


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Sivakasi, Supreme Court, Diwali, Firecracker ban

Supreme Court's Diwali firecracker ban should be obeyed, but criticised as unreasonable

A lawyer’s private concern for his family masquerading as a public interest litigation should not hold us all to ransom on what we should do on Diwali.


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Fire Accident, Tamil Nadu, Diwali, Sivakasi

How many times must Sivakasi burn for you to enjoy Diwali?

Past experience shows that life goes on with locals returning to the same firecracker units irrespective of how unsafe they are.