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The police have unearthed a bonded labour-cum-torture cell at a brick-kiln in Kot Ladha village and have recovered 100 persons including 30 women and 25 minor children.
The police have also arrested four accused here on Sunday.

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56 bonded labourers rescued

Saturday, 15 March 2014 00:00
Fifty six bonded labourers including 10 children below the age of 10 were rescued by revenue and police officials from a brick kiln on the banks of Thirumalairajan river at Kabisthalam in Papanasam taluk on Sunday.
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Lifeless moulds of water, clay and fire

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:00

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As many as 125,709 registered kiln workers in Punjab are being forced to suffer an estimated loss of Rs 1.1 billion per month as kiln owners are making them work well under the official stipulated amount of Rs 742 per 1,000 bricks.

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26 bonded labourers rescued

Sunday, 23 February 2014 00:00
Muzaffarnagar, Feb 24 (PTI)As many as 26 bonded labourers were rescued from a brick kiln during a police raid in Baghpat district.
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JAMMU: The district administration officials conducted the raid and rescued 111 ‘bonded labourers’ from the brick kiln in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“As many as 111 ‘bonded’ labourers have been rescued from a brick kiln in Kathua district,” reliable sources here today.

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38 bonded labourers rescued from brick kiln

Monday, 10 February 2014 15:00
The district administration on Tuesday rescued 38 bonded labourers hailing from Odisha, including six children, from a brick kiln in the City.

Sleuths of anti-human trafficking unit of the Criminal Investigation Department, in a joint operation with a team comprising officials of the district administration, raided the brick kiln at Bagalur village near Lingarajapuram.

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A couple and their five minor children from Odisha, who were allegedly forced to work as bonded labourers at a brick manufacturing unit at Kannurahalli near Hoskote on the outskirts of the city, were rescued on Thursday.

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Rescuing from the bricks of bondage

Thursday, 23 January 2014 14:05
Koppulapalle village, Andhra Pradesh: 63 people, including women and children, were rescued by the labour department from a brick kiln in Koppulapalle village of Medak district in Andhra Pradesh, after NDTV reported that the workers were surviving virtually like bonded labour, with even small children put to work, to maximise production and profits for the owner.
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According to the report, the incident occurred near a jungle in Belpada village in Kalahandi district of Odisha when the two labourers were being taken back to their homes to recover the money paid to them in advance when they were hired.

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Blood Bricks: Ending Modern Day Slavery

Monday, 27 January 2014 05:16

Oscar fever is reaching its highest pitch with the modern day masterpiece 12 Years a Slave, set during the 1840s, many peoples' tip to win best film. Yet the abominable issue of slavery is not a past-tense problem; it is very much in our midst today.

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