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May 17, 2019
Slaves of Our HistoryThe millions sold into servitude within India and abroad have been erased from our national memory, but they haunt our present, scarring our culture and polity
May 02, 2018
Kanye West calls slavery 'a choice' on TMZ Live; Symone D Sanders condemns remark on TwitterBefore the stir over his pro-Donald Trump tweets could simmer down, Kanye West caused another by calling slavery 'a choice'.
Nov 22, 2017
'Slavery has no place in 21st century': UN chief condemns physical exploitation of innocent civiliansTerrorists and criminals are exploiting innocent civilians sexually and physically which may constitute war crimes Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.
Oct 23, 2017
Video Volunteers: In Bihar’s Arwal young boys are being kidnapped and forced into slaveryBetween 2015 and 2016, six boys aged between 8 and 16 years went missing in Karpi block of Arwal district in Bihar. Two of them returned after managing to escape their captors. They have harrowing tales to recount. “These men hit me on my face and I fell unconscious. When I woke up I was in a different place. They told me it was Ludhiana,” recalls Manoj Kumar*. He as made to chop wood from nine in the morning till six every evening. “There were eight of us. The other boys were from Sultanpur, Aurangabad, Agra,Jharkhand. Twenty men guarded us. They would beat us if we didn’t chop wood and not give us food. There was no payment at all. They killed four boys. And threw them in the river nearby.” Chilling as his story is, Manoj’s impassive recounting of the horrific ordeal reveals how normalised such violence had been in his life as a slave. Zafar Iqbal reports from Arwal, Bihar for Video Volunteers.
Oct 16, 2017
'Ate from garbage bins, worked more than 20 hours a day,' says Kerala woman who escaped from Saudi Arabia after 8 monthsManjusha Om, a 38-year-old woman from Kerala who fell victim of trafficking managed to escape her employer in Saudi Arabia after eight months
Aug 17, 2017
Secrets of the deep: Senegal's slave shipwreck detectiveStaring out to sea on a sunny day, underwater archaeologist Ibrahima Thiaw visualises three shipwrecks somewhere beneath the Atlantic waves of Senegal that were once packed with slaves. He wants more than anything to find them.
Jul 28, 2017
Sushma Swaraj's mission to find 39 missing Indians in Iraq deserves support even if odds are against itIrrespective of the results of Sushma Swaraj's initiative to find the missing 39 Indians in Iraq, the external affairs ministers deserves kudos for her effort
Mar 07, 2017
US Housing Secy Ben Carson: Slaves were 'involuntary immigrants'US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson described slaves as immigrants and argued that the label fits anyone who comes into a country from the outside — even "involuntary immigrants", the media reported.
Mar 01, 2017
Indians enslaved: Remembering a pernicious history of organised labour through cultural eventsAbout a hundred years ago in March 1917, a pernicious system of organised labour came to an end. The indenture system under which Indian men, women and children were contracted to work as agricultural labour in distant colonies was abolished in 1917 after a long agitation in India. The Indian indenture system was the largest organized migration of its time. From 1835 to 1917, over a million Indians were taken to British, French and Dutch colonies and put to work.
Dec 09, 2016
Kailash Satyarthi writes for Firstpost: From India a strong voice for children will riseBe it the mines, fields, brick kilns, or carpet looms, the condition of children working in them is inhuman and a concerted global effort is needed to protect their childhood, writes Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in Firstpost.