There was a time when women of this village had to leave behind their children and go to work as bonded labourers. Gone are those days of torture, thanks to Bhumika Sahu, a selfless woman from Boirbhadi village in Nuapada district.
As seen in the video, several groups of labourers, including male and female, are narrating their plight. One elderly woman said that they are made to undergo inhuman torture and not even getting food or water. Several children were also seen in the video.
Nuapada: Police have rescued 29 bonded labourers including 17 women and 6 minors in Nuapada yesterday. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Boden police raided the house where the labourers were held captive in Makarbarli forest under Boden police limits of the district. According to sources, all of them were being trafficked to Andhra […]
Koraput: As many as 18 tribal girls from Narayanpatna area of Koraput have been allegedly held captive by the owner of a brick kiln in Hyderabad. According to sources, all the girls hail from Pipalpada panchayat who had gone to Hyderabad where they were engaged as bonded labourers at the kiln. The labourers have alleged […]
Rayagada: There seems to be no end to labour migration in Odisha, as 18 children including six minors were rescued from Rayagada railway station on Friday night. According to reports, all the children were being allegedly trafficked to Tamil Nadu where they would have been engaged as labour at thread mill. Acting on a tip-off, […]
Bengaluru: An inquiry committee from the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Saturday recommended early rehabilitation of the 52 bonded labourers, including 17 women, rescued on December 16 from a plantation in Karnataka’s Hassan district, about 200km from Bengaluru. “The district authority should ensure compensation to the labourers from the Central government and the state […]
Coimbatore: Five minor girls, hailing from Odisha, have been rescued from a textile mill on the city outskirts where they were reportedly kept as bonded labourers, police said today. A police team from Odisha had reached here following a complaint from a woman in Kandhamal in the state that her daughter was brought here and […]
Rayagada: As many as 30 labourers of Rayagada district of Odisha are stranded in Kerala. According to sources, the labourers had gone to Allapuza district of Kerala in search of work. However, the labourers alleged that they had a squabble with some locals following which their clothes and other belongings were burnt. After coming to […]
Bhubaneswar: As many as 14 persons from Ganjam district who had gone to Saudi Arabia in search of work are allegedly being tortured and are stranded in the gulf country. According to sources, two agents who are yet to be identified lured the labourers to the Middle East country promising them lucrative jobs. However, the […]
Rayagada: In a swift action, Government Railway Police (GRP) and Rayagada Police rescued as many as 27 bonded labourers including seven minors from Rayagada railway station on Saturday. As per sources all of them were rescued while they were being allegedly trafficked to Andhra Pradesh. The labourers from Odisha were rescued from Bilaspur-Tirupati Express and […]
Nabarangpur: The district police rescued 30 bonded labourers including minor girls and boys in Nabarangpur late last night. The labourers were being taken to Visakhapatnam in a bus by two middlemen who were detained by the police. Acting on a tip-off, cops searched the bus near Majhiguda Chhak in Nabarangpur district and rescued the labourers, […]
Rourkela: We had left for Banaras in Uttar Pradesh to work in a brick kiln, but were tortured and made to work at gunpoint, said Jitu Oram, one of the labourers who managed to return Odisha. Oram’s statements speak volumes about the mental agony and suffering he underwent along with eight other labouers from Gopabandhupali […]
Bhadrak: Bhadrak Rural Police on Saturday rescued at least 27 children, including 17 minor girls from a house at Jitanaga village. It is suspected that all the rescued children were to be engaged as workers in a company in Andhra Pradesh. Acting on a tip-off, the police team conducted a raid and rescued the children […]
Bhubaneswar: Exposing the chinks within the government, Labour Minister Sushant Singh on Friday said that there are people within the system who have links with middlemen (sardars) engaged in illegal labour trafficking in the State. Moreover, people who are a part of the system pass crucial information about local administration’s plans regarding raids to the […]