Report: India's 3,000 Child Soldiers
The Wall Street Journal, India
By Atish Patel
At least 3,000 children as young as six are being recruited by insurgent groups across India, according to a new report published by a human rights group.
The New Delhi-based Asian Centre for Human Rights says the practice of using child soldiers is "rampant," with the majority recruited in Maoist-affected states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal.