Bonded labour

Delhi HC seeks Centre, AAP government responses on PIL for back wages to child, bonded labourers

The plea stated contended that various government schemes and policies also entitle such children/victims to back wages.

published on : 16th December 2020

Railway cops rescue boys who escaped from bonded labour

The boys were brought to Bengaluru by train and taken to the brick factory.

published on : 24th November 2020

Abuses, thrashes: A routine reward for TN tribal workers in Karnataka canefields

They got back to Vellore on Friday after the district collector intervened to get these poor workers emancipated from the cruel exploitation.

published on : 20th November 2020

Bonded labour: Exploitation among workers on the rise

The Economic Survey 2016-17 showed that of patterns of flows of migrants showed less affluent states saw more 'out migration' while the affluent states were the largest recipients of migrants.

published on : 17th November 2020

15 years a slave: Bonded labourer from Tamil Nadu overcomes odds to attend college

After being sold at the age of six, Mallesh Badrappa's work entailed plucking 1,500 roses every two days, braving the thorns encapsulating delicate flowers.

published on : 16th November 2020

AIADMK seeks probe into rape of five minor girls kept as bonded labourers in Puducherry

The AIADMK's A Anbazhagan wondered why Chief Minister V Narayanasamy who demanded the resignation of the UP Chief Minister following a rape incident in that state is silent now

published on : 11th November 2020

Villupuram: After 11 years, they get to sleep under concrete roofs

Eleven years after they were rescued from bonded labour at a brick kiln, a groups of Irulars will now get to sleep in the comfort of proper houses.

published on : 5th November 2020

At least 29 million girls, women victims of 'modern slavery' globally: Report

Grace Forrest, co-founder of the Walk Free anti-slavery organisation, said Friday that means one in every 130 women and girls is living in modern slavery today, more than the population of Australia.

published on : 10th October 2020

Eight minor girls rescued from bonded labour by Guntur Police

Three from Srikakulam held for engaging them as domestic helpers; cases booked against three house owners.

published on : 3rd October 2020

Cops, officials rescue bonded labourers from borewell unit

The rescue operation was conducted after one of the labourer’s father informed an NGO in MP and the district administration there contacted the officials in Bengaluru.

published on : 12th August 2020

NHRC may consider framing guidelines to protect bonded laborers during COVID-19 pandemic: Supreme Court

The bench, which disposed of the plea, observed that NHRC had already passed directions on the issue and asked the petitioner to approach the commission for further directions.

published on : 9th June 2020

Lockdown tugs at ‘bonded’ memories

Selvi was born into bonded labour. She was rescued two decades ago and now she is a single mother. But what if she has no other option but to shackle her legs again

published on : 27th May 2020

Rescued only to be abandoned: Story of Irula tribals freed from bonded labour

Multiple incidents of Irula families being rescued from bonded labour are being reported frequently.

published on : 22nd May 2020

Bonded labourers in Telangana send SOS for rescue to family in Bhubaneswar

A resident of Balangir and helping out distress Odia migrant workers stuck in Tamil Nadu, Babu took up the matter with several NGOs working on migration issue.

published on : 11th May 2020

BJP government in Karnataka treating migrants worse than bonded laborers: CPI(M)

Yechury also lashed out at the central government over reports that it owed states and industry Rs 3 trillion and accused the centre of shifting the burden of fighting the pandemic to the government

published on : 6th May 2020
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