Friday, October 18, 2019
News

NGO rescues 51 bonded labourers from brick kilns

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Phagwara | Sunday, Mar 11 2018 IST
As many as 51 bonded labourers belonging to nine families of Uttar Pradesh were rescued from brick kilns by NGO - Volunteers for Social Justice - at Mao Sahib village near Phillaur on Saturday evening.

Yogender Parshad, legal advisor of the NGO, lodged a complaint with Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on March, one who instructed Phillaur Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) to act rapidly.

These labourers said they had come from Uttar Pradesh and were working in brick kilns for the last five months but were "not being given their daily wages" and other basic amenities. They alleged that they were denied their wages and paid only meager sums for sustenance. Moreover, they were made to work in dismal conditions with no access to drinking water, proper housing and toilets.

Jalandhar DC Varinder Kumar Sharma has ordered an inquiry into the matter to the Phillaur SDM and had asked him to submit his report within a week. The release orders of labourers are being prepared. Stringent action in accordance with law will be taken against the guilty brick kiln owner Avtar Singh, Tehsildar Joginder Lal said. All the rescued laborers were sent to their native village in Uttar Pardesh, said Naib Tehsildar who along with Labour Inspector, Patwari and Kanongo raided the brick kiln.

UNI XC DB RSU SHK 1614

-- (UNI) -- C-1-DL0454-1283293.Xml

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
50 per cent of all iPhones are running i...
KCR's election rally in Huzurnagar cance...
Army rolls out system for digitised reco...
SC directs J&K to produce orders on rest...
BJP MPs flag off hi-tech machines to cur...
Chhattisgarh CM condemns state worker's ...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Tendulkar joins hands with legends ... 
Iran warns to reduce nuclear commit... 
Champions League slot a big motivat... 
BSF trooper killed in firing by Bor... 
DMRC to upgrade to eight-coach metr... 
Indian markets jump sharply as EU, ... 
Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat top in u... 
Prince William, Kate fine after 'mi...