Bonded labourers rescued at Kanumpalle wait for rehabilitation

The Hindu | Dec 04, 2022

Manpower supplier pressurising them to work at the same place

The 32 bonded labourers rescued from the Sagar Brick Kiln Factory at Kanumpalle in Garladinne mandal of Anantapur district on November 20 have landed in proverbial ‘trisanku’ as pressure from their manpower supplier Sardar Puran Bag at Balangir in Odisha is increasing by the day on them to go back to work at the same place. On the other side the process of payment of ₹1 lakh compensation per rescued bonded labourer, as part of rehabilitation, is taking time.

“My Aadhaar card has been kept as mortgage when we got the advance money from the Sardar Puran Bag from Khurlumunda village under Tureikela police station limits of Bolangir district and he is now refusing to return it,” Gobardhan Suna told human rights activist Sushant Panigrahi. Read more