Wednesday, July 16, 2014


The Pioneer, July 16, 2014
The National Human Rights Commission has sought reports from the Kalahandi Collector and Superintendent of Police and Karimnagar Collector of Andhra Pradesh over the death of a bonded labourer of Kalahandi district in Karimnagar in AP.
According to the newspaper report, one Kalia Bhoi (50) of Udepur in Golamunda block in Kalahandi district along with 35 persons of Udepur and Kanakpur villages of Khaliapali panchyat under Golamunda block had gone Karimnagar to work in brick kilns.Three dalals Mukunda Bhoi, Mantu Mangaraj and Lochan Bhoi and Dinabandhu Sunanai of Nuapada district were involved in transporting these bonded labourers to Karimpur in December last year.
But on June 1 this year, Kalia died in Karimnagar due to the merciless torture of the brick kiln owner while only four labourers managed to flee from Karimnagar.The commission has asked for a detailed report from the Karimnagar Collector, besides asking the Kalahandi Collector to collect detail about the deceased and to submit report within two weeks.
The commission also asked the Karimnagar Collector to prepare a report on status of bonded labourers.

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