Picture archive

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Picture: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Any other uses must be authorized by XertifiX e.V. in advance. Unauthorized use of pictures will be persecuted and a fee of five times the fee customary in the market (based on the current fee list of the Mittelstandsgemeinschaft Foto-Marketing (MFM)) will become due.

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

Foto: Benjamin Pütter / AGEH – Misereor

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Photo No. 18

During inspections of five export granite quarries (Decola) in Tamil Nadui n November 2006, XertifiX India found child labourers in three export quarries. They were doing heaviest labour on drilling machines.

Copyright: Sebastian Bolesch. Picture may only be used with written authorization of the author and for a fee. High resolution image file available.

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During inspections of five export granite quarries (Decola) in Tamil Nadui n November 2006, XertifiX India found child labourers in three export quarries. They were doing heaviest labour on drilling machines.

Copyright: Sebastian Bolesch. Picture may only be used with written authorization of the author and for a fee. High resolution image file available.

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During inspections of five export granite quarries (Decola) in Tamil Nadui n November 2006, XertifiX India found child labourers in three export quarries. They were doing heaviest labour on drilling machines.

Copyright: Sebastian Bolesch. Picture may only be used with written authorization of the author and for a fee. High resolution image file available.

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During inspections of five export granite quarries (Decola) in Tamil Nadui n November 2006, XertifiX India found child labourers in three export quarries. They were doing heaviest labour on drilling machines.

Copyright: Sebastian Bolesch. Picture may only be used with written authorization of the author and for a fee. High resolution image file available.

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This boy works off his parents’ debts in an export quarry in South India. This form of labour is called bonded labour, and it is a modern form of slavery. The boy’s parents live several hundreds of kilometres away. He works six days a week from morning till night and has never had the opportunity to go to school.

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This boy works off his parents’ debts in an export quarry in South India. This form of labour is called bonded labour, and it is a modern form of slavery. The boy’s parents live several hundreds of kilometres away. He works six days a week from morning till night and has never had the opportunity to go to school.

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These boys also work in a quarry that produces granite for the European market. They do not have the opportunity to go to school either.

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In these straw huts the quarry worker families live on the edge of the quarries.

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In these straw huts the quarry worker families live on the edge of the quarries.

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This picture shows children producing gravel for road and building construction in India. They start working in their earliest childhood without any opportunity of ever learning anything but beating stones.

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This picture shows children producing gravel for road and building construction in India. They start working in their earliest childhood without any opportunity of ever learning anything but beating stones.

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This picture shows children producing gravel for road and building construction in India. They start working in their earliest childhood without any opportunity of ever learning anything but beating stones.

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In local quarries in Rajasthan, mothers often have to start working again only one week after the birth of a child. In order to prevent the babies from keeping the mothers from work, they are given opium by the quarry operators.

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In sandstone quarries in Rajasthan, child labour is nothing unusual either.

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When the workers compress black powder for blasts, it can easily ignite and blow up a worker’s hand.

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Hand injuries and mutilations are very frequent. Especially when working at night, it can happen that overtired workers knock off their own fingers.

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Hand injuries and mutilations are very frequent. Especially when working at night, it can happen that overtired workers knock off their own fingers.