Video Blog: Of human bondage

Many bonded labourers in Khanewal have been imprisoned, sexually harassed, beaten and accused of stealing.

Maati Tv September 22, 2011
This documentary is about a women named Hina. She tells the sad tale of her life in Khanewal, where she has been working at a brick kiln since childhood.

She, and many others like her, have been accused of stealing and prostitution. They have been imprisoned, sexually harassed and beaten within an inch of their lives. Yet, they continue to work at the brick kiln since it is their only means of feeding their children and putting clothing on their backs.

The men who work at this kiln are separated from the women. The women are raped by the owners, who make videos of them in their shame, and circulate these videos. In addition to this, when it come to paying these labourerss, the owners accuse them of stealing and do not pay them in full. These bonded labourers have no place to turn to for survival, and continue to work in sub-human conditions, constantly in fear of being abused.

 

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COMMENTS (2)

Mohammad Waseem | 9 years ago | Reply Along with Government we should also take responsibility. They will not get justice until there is a larger support from media and civil society.
kabir | 9 years ago | Reply Government should play a vital role for marginalized people.
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