NHRC inquires into ‘bonded labourers’ from Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 9 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Tuesday took cognizance of a complaint that more than 42 people, including minors, from Chhattisgarh are working as bonded labourers at brick kilns in Jammu and Kashmir.

The commission has asked its director general (investigation) to depute a team for an “on-the-spot inquiry and submit a report expeditiously in the matter”, said a statement posted on the commission’s website.

“A complainant has alleged that the two brick kilns having bonded labourers are located at village Agra Chowk and Purab Pana in tehsil Nawanshahr in Jammu,” the statement said.

The complaint alleged the victims were from Janjgir Champa district of Chhattigarh.

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