Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe with an index on Monday listing Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and India as the nations where modern-day slavery is most prevalent.
Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal said there was no tradition of suspending question hour and requested the opposition to participate but Congress MLAs stuck to their guns and started raising slogans, forcing the speaker to adjourn the house.
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.
Such criticism, they argue, are largely misplaced because the majority of African diamond mining and trade has turned clean years ago, and conflict diamonds - even as per the admission of the 81-member Kimberly Process (KP) - constitute less than 0.5 percent of the $1.2 billion annual trade.
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.
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.