60 migrant labourers including 11 minors rescued from Telangana brick kiln


Bolangir: Civil Liberty Committee, a social outfit, has rescued as many as 60 migrant labourers including 11 kids of Odisha, from a brick kiln at Peddapalli district in Telangana on Thursday.

After rescuing the trapped labourers, the social outfit immediately sent them to their natives at Bolangir and Nuapada districts.

According to reports, the 60 labourers, (26 male, 23 female and 11 minors) from Loisingha Nagaon, Gaindamali under Turekela block in Bolangir district and Komana and Sareibahal villages of Nuapada districts, had gone to Peddapalli and were working at PBC brick kiln at Kalvacherla in the district in October last year.

However, the owner of the brick kiln did not pay their wages and allegedly tortured the labourers, when they asked for their payments.

The outfit came to know regarding the matter and wrote a complaint to the local labour officer. Later,   they moved to the state Labour Commission as the local labour officer did not respond.

The social outfit with the help of state Labour Commissioner rescued the labourers from the brick kiln yesterday.

The labourers were kept in an unhealthy condition and were tortured mentally and physically, informed the Civil Liberty Committee’s joint-secretary Madan Kumarswami.

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