13 bondslaves rescued in India

The Hindu reports:

Thirteen persons, including four children, who were engaged as bonded labourers in a brick kiln near Veppanahalli in Krishnagiri district were rescued on Tuesday. Paid meagre wages, they were barred from attending family functions, festivals. They were made to toil from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Revenue Divisional Officer R. Sathish told the reporters that a team led by him, along with volunteers of the Bangalore-based International Justice Mission (IJM), raided the kiln and rescued the 13 persons belonging to three families.

Read the full article here.

Learn more about International Justice Mission here.

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