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Freedom, money, babies: Indian women rescued from slavery count their losses

Updated : July 30, 2019 05:47 PM IST

A series of rescues this year have highlighted the plight of the hundreds of pregnant and lactating women working in brick kilns, rice mills and on farms across India, often to pay off debts they did not incur.
India identified more than 135,000 bonded workers in its 2011 census despite banning the practice in 1976.
Freedom, money, babies: Indian women rescued from slavery count their losses

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