People stand near the entrance to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, on Tuesday. Photo: AP People stand near the entrance to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, on Tuesday. Photo: AP
People stand near the entrance to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, on Tuesday. Photo: AP

Indian workers lured to US and paid US$1.20 per hour to build Hindu temple, lawsuit says

  • More than 200 were allegedly brought in under religious worker visas then forced to live in a fenced-in compound monitored by cameras and guards
  • The suit accuses leaders of the Hindu organisation known as Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha of human trafficking and wage law violations

Topic |   Human trafficking
People stand near the entrance to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, on Tuesday. Photo: AP People stand near the entrance to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, on Tuesday. Photo: AP
People stand near the entrance to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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