Writ Petn. (C) No. 465 of 1986 was filed and decided in 1996.
The judgement is one of the historic judgement with respect to the issue of child labour. It elaborate in detail about the situation of child labour in India. It outlines the vision of constitution with respect to children. The judgement highlight the relation of poverty and child labour. It also shows light on the fact that how the state has failed to eradicate the child labour in the country as well as lack the zeal to deal with it. The judgment also deliberate about the possible solutions to eradicate the child labour.