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NHRC notice to UP, Bihar governments over bonded labour

Labourers were rescued and monetary relief and rehabilitation was provided to them.

By: PTI | Lucknow | December 5, 2014 4:59:30 pm
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National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the District Magistrate of Mirzapur and Labour Commissioners of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar governments over rescue of 50 alleged bonded labourers from a brick kiln at Sinhar village area of Mirzapur.

Taking suo motu cognizance of a PTI report, the commission has issued notices to the District Magistrate; Labour Commissioner of UP government and Labour Commissioner of Bihar government, calling for reports within two weeks about the number of labourers rescued and monetary relief and rehabilitation provided to them, an NHRC release said here today.

The raid was carried out by the Labour Department on December 1. Most of the rescued labourers hailed from Bihar.

The kiln owner had failed to produce the minimum wage register during the raid.

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