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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the victims of the gang, Arumugam, a worker from Puducherry, who landed as a bonded labourer at a sugarcane field in Ariyalur district, managed to escape and returned home a few days ago.
Child labour refers to the work children should not be doing because they are too young, because it is not suitable for their age.
Not all work done by children should be classified as child labour.
IT’S no secret that rights abuses are rife in Pakistan. How serious a problem this is, though, and how deep its roots permeate into the fabric of society, becomes apparent only when different sorts of abuses are considered separately.