Bonded labour

Unwanted labour force most ‘wanted’ for bypoll

Satrughana Tandi has delayed his annual migration routine to work in a brick kiln in Telangana by a fortnight and so has his wife Sukanti.

published on : 29th November 2022

TN man seeks collector's help to bring back mother from Oman

R Vinodhkumar of Krishnapuram colony said his mother R Nagalakshmi (39) had gone to Abu Dhabi for housemaid work on October 12 through agents.

published on : 22nd November 2022

Beacon of Liberty: Meet T Kuppammal who helps rescue, rehabilitate bonded labourers

Free from shackles of slavery, T Kuppammal  now helps rescue and rehabilitate  bonded labourers

published on : 13th November 2022

Bonded and blinded, this TN man is now binding his life

Once, the boys thought they had that saviour when one of Arumugam’s friends from his village, P Murugan, got caught in the same trap and was brought to Allahabad.

published on : 3rd July 2022

14-year-old tribal boy, rescued from bonded labour, admitted in school in Krishnagiri

Sources in the village said that on Wednesday the boy along, with his parents, had gone to poach monitor lizard near Jagadevi forest.

published on : 1st July 2022

Gassali made a fortune by trafficking women to Kuwait, finds probe

A senior police official told TNIE that apart from constructing a house worth `60 lakh at Ottamavu, he recently made some investments in the real estate.

published on : 27th June 2022

10 Irulars rescued from bondage labour at brick kiln in Krishnagiri

The ten persons, hailing from Perunkaadu village near Marandahalli in Dharmapuri, had worked as bonded labourers in a brick kiln unit near Thalli in Krishnagiri for over a year.  

published on : 20th June 2022

Bonded labour at brick kiln: State Human Rights Commission begins inquiry

An inquiry was conducted with ten people, including five children, and steps will be taken to issue a release certificate through the district administration.

published on : 16th June 2022

This Madurai-based advocate duo, breaks shackles, free lives from bonded labour

The Trust worked tirelessly for 40 years, making efforts to uproot the bonded-labour system in India and provide free training on human rights.

published on : 12th June 2022

Villupuram court grants seven years jail term to quarry owner for confining people

Another accused had died due to illness a few years ago while the trial was still on at the Villupuram district Special Court for cases registered under SC/ST(POA) Act.

published on : 3rd June 2022

Retellings of an unjust caste system

Written by Dalpat Chauhan, and translated by Hemang Ashwinkumar, Vultures is a powerful novel about the evils of caste patriarchy and bonded labour in rural India.

published on : 29th May 2022

Survivor of bonded labour, this gutsy TN woman helped 59 like her break shackles

While her family moved there, she wasn’t sent to school as her grandparents advised her parents against it, saying “Teachers beat children in schools.”

published on : 24th April 2022

Ex-bonded labourers from TN get chance to rebuild lives brick by brick

We were not able to send our first two children to school as we were employed in a brick kiln. My next two children, a boy and a girl, are now studying in Class 10 and Class 9,” a beneficiary said.

published on : 14th April 2022

Police rescue 55 'bonded labourers' including 10 women from contractor in Karnataka

The contractor had lured the labourers from Davangere, Harihara, Kalburgi, Shivamogga, Tiptur, Sira, Madhugiri, Chiknayakanahalli and Solapur (in Maharastra) promising jobs a couple of years ago

published on : 5th April 2022

Pay interim relief to 33 rescued bonded labourers, says Madras HC

A Bench of Justices Paresh Upadhyay and R Vijayakumar adjourned the case to April 18 after issuing notice to the Labour Department and Virudhunagar Collector.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Members raise concern in Rajya Sabha over bonded and child labour

Ram Nath Thakur (JDU) asked the government to consider paying unemployment allowance to labourers who have lost their jobs due to the closure of factories recently.

published on : 30th March 2022

20 year old rescued from bonded work in Delhi

A 20-year-old boy from Siliguri in West Bengal was rescued from Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh after he was found to be working as a bonded labourer for 14 months without any pay. 

published on : 28th March 2022