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.