Invisible chains of bondage behind the brick wall


With the proliferation of brick kilns and rice mills, Tiruvallur has become a hub of sorts for migrant labourers who are sucked into bonded labour. They live in inhuman conditions, are subjected to abuse and have restrictions on their movement. Rescue efforts are not wholly successful.

Even years after her rescue from a brick kiln at Red Hills in Tiruvallur district, K. Ranjani’s voice trembles when she recalls the violence she and her husband faced in the chamber. Her family’s determination to pay back the advance it had taken from the owner for her father’s treatment looked meaningless, as her family was toiling in the chamber deprived of even a few hours of sleep and rest..........Read more

Source: The Hindu

 


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