Young girls sold off as maids, boys packed off to work as domestic helps, families forced into manual labour: this is the picture of modern slavery in India. Just like 17-year-old Krishna*, who left his home in a UP village for a factory job in the city and ended up as a domestic help in Gurgaon.
Or, Preeti*, 18, forced to work from dawn to midnight in Rohini and made to sleep outside the home. Delhi’s record in this score has been shocking to say the least, with three recent cases of brutal assaults, and even murder, of domestic helps who live a life of terror in educated, well-to-do homes. Continue Reading.