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As the Burmese woman told her story to Ka Hsaw Wa, a fellow refugee and member of the Karen ethnic minority, her anger began to build. It was 1992 and she had been forced to flee her village in

Close on the heels of the powerful New York-based Human Rights Watch indicating Gujarat for the continued despicable practice of manual scavenging, the central government has taken a serious view of

In a bid to eradicate child and bonded labour in the carpet belt of Uttar Pradesh, a special project and action plan have been launched at the initiative of the National Human Rights Commission.The

Altogether 1,443 bonded labourers, mostly belonging to the Sullung tribe, had been freed in east Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in the past two years, official reports said at Itanagar today.

The Supreme Court, in a ruling favouring lakhs of contract labourers, has held that they have a right to be absorbed in regular service after working for more than 240 days a year in an

An influential US lawmaker, who has been a long-time campaigner against child labour, has acknowledged progress by India and Pakistan in alleviating the problem. Senator Tom Harkin said the two South

Kerala House panel : The Kerala Legislative Committee for SC-ST welfare, which probed the veracity of a Malayalam daily's report on the dwindling population of the Malamuthan tribe in Malappuram

A Uttar Pradesh government task force has freed 65 children employed in professionally hazardous organisations in the

As many as 24,000 women of Sabarkantha and Panchmahals districts are to benefit from a Rs 31 -crore World Bank-aided programme to encourage self-employment projects. This was announced by state

A symptom of pain : Until recently, the incidence of child beggars was overshadowed by the more visible and voluminous trade of women and children being trafficked for prostitution. But experts see