A hidden crime that exploits labourers for profit.

A crime that forces and deceives women into sexual servitude.

‘Poverty and social oppression make them easy prey’

It is sheer poverty in their home towns that see vulnerable communities like the Irular, who come under the ST category, flocking to Bengaluru to work as bonded labourers.

In October 27, six bonded labourers and their four young children were rescued from a brick kiln in Avalahalli on the outskirts of the city where they had been working for over 10 years.

However, activists believe there may be many more being exploited in the brick kilns and factories that run the city’s economy.

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