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Tea Workers in India Falling Prey to Human Traffickers

World  (tags: humanrights, world, India, Human traffickers, tea )

- 1627 days ago -
Poorly paid Indian tea workers and their destitute families are a major source for human traffickers who lure away mainly women and childre


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Rose Becke (141)
Friday December 5, 2014, 6:02 pm
Last month, a group of workers at a West Bengal tea estate wedged between Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh abruptly ended wage negotiations with their boss, dragged him outside and beat him to death.

The victim was Rajesh Jhunjhunwala, 54, the owner of the 174-hectare Sonali Tea Estate in India's far northern reaches that is considered small in a country where tea is the largest private-sector employer, providing work for over 1 million permanent workers and up to 2 million seasonal labourers.

I was never paid. Nothing. I was made to work until late at night and I had to get up very early in the morning.

Judy C (91)
Friday December 5, 2014, 6:55 pm
This is terrible and sad. The workers, under unbearable stress, apparently just snapped. Thanks Rose.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 5, 2014, 9:14 pm
Thank you Rose. You just can't treat people like that and not expect them at some point to snap as Judy wisely said.

Jessica K (103)
Saturday December 6, 2014, 4:03 pm
Sad to hear the exploitation of anyone, but especially children. Noted and thanks.

Vivien Green (153)
Sunday December 7, 2014, 3:46 am
Noted thank you Rose.
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Past Member (0)
Sunday December 7, 2014, 4:55 am
When can tragedies be stopped?

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 7, 2014, 10:18 am

Colleen L (3)
Sunday December 7, 2014, 12:51 pm
Sad. Wish they would put a stop to it. Thanks Rose

. (0)
Sunday December 7, 2014, 2:41 pm
One of the reasons India is #1 when it comes to human trafficking followed by China and Pakistan.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday December 7, 2014, 3:53 pm

Anne K (139)
Sunday December 7, 2014, 4:52 pm
Thanks for sharing Rose. As a tea lover, I need to try to find fair trade tea.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday December 8, 2014, 12:34 am

Winn Adams (179)
Monday December 8, 2014, 6:22 am
Very sad . . . . .

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Monday December 8, 2014, 12:51 pm
This is wicked! But they wouldn't be trafficked if there wasn't a market for them - even saying it like that sounds awful! - so it's not a simple matter, but one that needs to be tackled at every stage.

Michele Brulee (109)
Monday December 8, 2014, 2:57 pm
How sad is that so who helps them? Just horrible!

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday December 8, 2014, 11:43 pm
Thanks for post.
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