A hidden crime that exploits labourers for profit.

A crime that forces and deceives women into sexual servitude.

This goshala maintains welfare of cows by bonding labour

The megaliths of the IT hub tower over a sprawling campus where hundreds of cows are looked after. This nook of Mahadevapura harbours a dark secret: the tribal Irular community have allegedly been forced into bonded labour to look after the welfare of cows in the goshala.

On Thursday morning, officials of the district administration and NGO International Justice Mission raided Bangalore Gorakshan Shala close to the Outer Ring Road and rescued 15 people. Of these, 11 were labourers — including a 13-year-old child — who had been forced into labour for a meagre pay.

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