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Relief Trust Indi: The Horrifying Condition of Slavery in India

Relief Trust Indi

Relief Trust Indi : Slavery is not a new term we came across; it’s been a topic of debate for decades. Many of you think that slavery is a modern term, but the clearest proof of this was in ancient India. Slavery is a vast concept. It is not only restricting to forced labor; it covers many other aspects as well. Relief Trust Indi’s article today highlights the horrifying condition of slavery in India and its ill effects.

Slavery, both traditional and modern, is a crime and a violation of human rights. However, there is a difference between the two terms. Modern slavery covers many branches, as we mentioned above. At Relief Trust Indi, we define modern slavery as the use of a person for another’s financial advantage. You probably be thinking that in modern time, slavery is not possible. Nevertheless, when we look at the stats presented more than 80 million people trapped in slavery around globe.

Our mission is to stop slavery and give secure life to everyone. 

The biggest worry is that modern slavery, not mentioned in any law. India has the oldest culture, and we are at a stage where the problem is increasing at every level. To abolish this worldwide,an International Day for Abolition of Slaveryobserved on 2 December. Many people fall victim of this, especially the poor one who falls into the trap unknowingly.  This is to help their families and support them in condition.

Relief Trust Indi Helping Hand to Poor People

Relief Trust Indi basically start to keep poor people in mind after they ignored. The people living in slum areas are at risk of becoming slaves. Slavery is of many types, such as human trafficking, forced labor, domestic bondage, and many more. We educate children and provide them with the best facilities to grow. We believe that educating children is critical so that they can stand up for themselves and avoid falling into slavery. 

Education can help eliminate child slavery. I.e., education is the most effective way to help them prevent slavery. Education gives people the freedom to live their lives; it gives them the ability to choose.Through education, they get job opportunities to settle down and become an asset to them rather than a liability.Education is similar to an antidote that aids the poor in their fight against slavery. Access to high-quality education is deeply rooted in a post-slavery India. 

Global Slavery Index Report 2018

The report is about modern slavery published by Walk Free Initiative of Minderro Foundation.

  • According to the Global Slavery Index 2018, there were around 8 million “modern slaves” in India on  2016. The government vigorously disputes this estimate, arguing that the index’s parameters are too broad and inadequately defined.
  • According to the data, there were 6.1 victims for every 1,000 individuals overall. India ranked 53 out of 167 countries, with North Korea topping the list with 104.6 per 1,000 and Japan has the lowest prevalence rate of 03. Per 1,000. 

History of International Day for Abolition of Slavery

  • There have been instances of slavery around the world. The tragedy, cruelty, and inhumane methods
  • used to enslave sizable populations are all brought to light through the history of slavery. Trans-Atlantic slavery is the most recent instance of slavery in contemporary history.
  • On 2 December 1949, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) approved the Convention for the Suppression of Traffic in Persons and the Exploitation of Others’ Prostitution (Resolution 317(IV)).
  • The UN Assembly then designated 2004 as the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle Against Slavery and its Abolition on December 18, 2002, .
  • In order to support international efforts to end forced labour, the ILO has adopted a new, legally enforceable convention that went into effect in November 2016.

Importance of International Day for Abolition of Slavery

  • Although the traditional forms of slavery abolished, the UN human rights agencies have discovered that these practices still exist and are still ingrained in traditional beliefs and practices, giving rise to the modern form of slavery.
  • These types of slavery are a result of long-standing prejudice towards the most vulnerable members of society, including those who are belonging to low caste, minor tribal groupings, and indigenous peoples.
  • Thus, the purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the pervasive, wicked practices—especially in the current period of globalization—that contribute to human trafficking and child labour.
  • This is due to the fact that globalization has paved the way for the expansion of shadow economies and economic disparities between countries, increasing the flow of people, goods, and labour across international borders.
  • The purpose of the day is to increase public awareness of this form of slavery, which is a global issue and violates Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that no one shall be subjected to slavery and that all modes of the slave trade shall be outlawed.

Laws made by Government of India

  • Bonded Labour Act
  • Contract Labour Act of 1970
  • the Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act,
  • The Minimum Wages Act. 

The most vulnerable individuals are the poor and socially excluded, those employed in the informal economy. The migrant workers who are employed irregularly or in an unprotected capacity, as well as those who are the target of prejudice.

The basic definition of social justice and sustainable development is modern slavery.

By adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the international community pledged to eradicate modern-day slavery worldwide by 2030 and among minors by 2025. This research emphasizes the size of the task the world community will face in the limited time left to achieve these lofty goals.

It is critical that the international community band together in order to overcome these challenges and restart the effort to eradicate modern slavery. We all need to understand the poverty that doesn’t mean they are slaves of anyone We should stand with them.

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