Indian labourers near a construction area of a new railway in Janakpur. Photo: AFP

‘From captivity to leaders’: Three former slaves in India win village council elections

  • Millions of bonded labourers work in Indian fields, brick kilns, rice mills, brothels and as domestic workers to pay loans that can stretch across generations
  • In 2016, India announced an ambitious goal to rescue more than 18 million bonded labourers by 2030
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Indian labourers near a construction area of a new railway in Janakpur. Photo: AFP
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