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28 June 2015
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Autor/in: Jayaseelan Raj, Open Democracy

Tea plantation workers are one of the most stigmatised and marginalised communities in India. While the majority of workers on the plantations in the northeast were originally brought from Bihar, Orissa and Nepal, it is Tamil-speaking Dalits (so-called...

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12 May 2015
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Autor/in: Aidan McQuade, Guardian

Prime minster Narendra Modi’s government has recently announced significant changes to the laws governing India’s labour market. These “reforms” appear to be to aimed at stimulating economic growth and inward investment by removing “red tape” from...

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26 February 2015
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Autor/in: Gokul Vannan, New Indian Express

A 19-year-old dalit girl was found dead in a suspicious manner inside a bathroom of a private textile mill near Vedasanthur, Dindigul district...while police claimed the girl committed suicide as she could not bear her stomach pain, NGOs have raised...

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27 July 2014
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A report published by FNV Mondiaal (international department of Dutch trade union confederation) and the India Committee of the Netherlands says that most of the Dutch and international companies importing garments from the South Indian state of Tamil...

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28 January 2014
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Autor/in: Siddharth Kara

The Summary Findings of the research…3,215 cases of forced labor under Indian law…2,612 cases of forced labor under international law…2,010 cases of bonded labor…1,406 cases of child labor…286 cases of human trafficking …Production sites of 172 Indian...

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16 December 2013
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Autor/in: Press Trust of India

Scores of SC/ST employees assembled…to raise several issues related to Dalits, including the demand for reservation in private sector and promotions, equal education to all and abolition of contract system of safai karamchari….The rally attended by...

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1 October 2013
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1 October 2013
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Autor/in: International Dalit Solidarity Network

Those who are employed as bonded labourers in South Asia are predominantly Dalits, also known as ‘untouchables’…When Dalits try to exercise their rights or resist abuse and exploitation, they are faced with extremely hostile and sometimes brutal...

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7 April 2013
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Autor/in: Graham Peebles, in Redress Information & Analysis

The commercialization of the land in India is shattering the lives of millions of the country’s poorest, hungriest and most malnourished people. The state has more or less abandoned rural people (70 per cent of the population) and turned the...

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12 December 2012
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Autor/in: Fair Labor Association & India Committee of the Netherlands

…[T]he Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) are publishing the report Wages of Inequality – Wage Discrimination and Underpayment in Hybrid Seed Production in India…The report…[says]… Agricultural wages have...

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