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Nepalis protest against child slavery

Activists say there are as many as 25,000 child bonded-labourers in the Himalayan country.

Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 17:08
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Children in Nepal - especially girls - are still sold to work as slaves.

Activists say that there are as many as 25,000 child bonded-labourers in Nepal.

In 2002, the government declared the practice illegal, but former bonded labourers are landless, and still hand over their daughters in return for access to land.

Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Kathmandu.

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