Local sources in Faryab province say the body of an 11-year-old child was discovered in the province’s Bilchiragh district on world day against child labor.

Today, Sunday, June 12th, is the World Day Against Child Labor and the Child Protection Campaign, which maintains that “every child has the right to play, to education, and simply to be a child and have a childhood” according to United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and other human rights organizations.

Furthermore, local sources in Faryab province claim that the body of an orphaned child was discovered under piles of stones heaped on top of each other in the Bilchiragh district of Faryab province on Saturday, June 11.

Consistent with the sources, the child was orphaned since his mother abandoned him and married someone else, and his father died years ago, leaving the child alone.

No one has been detained in connection with the killing, according to Shamsullah Mohammadi, the Taliban’s Director of Information and Culture for Faryab province, and the child’s relatives have not complained.

Nevertheless, UNICEF reports that one out of every ten children works, which is inappropriate for their age and has an impact on their mental and physical development.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).