Forced labor in India — 37 bonded laborers rescued from Joura in Morena dist

The Times of India,  February 24, 2013

BHOPAL: The Morena district administration with the help on an NGO rescued 37 bonded labourers including women and children from a brick kiln in Joura tehsil.Sources in the district administration said, of these 21 labourers hail from Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh while other 16 are from Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh.

SDM Joura Prabhat Ranjan Upadhya told TOI, “16 labourers were rescued on February 21 and the remaining 21 were rescued on Saturday. The owners of the kiln Mahavir Tyagi and Rinku Tyagi have been booked under relevant labour laws”. Continue reading