On February 9th, 1976, the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act was enacted to end the oppressive and brutal practice of Bonded Labour across all States and to uphold the fundamental rights against exploitation of every citizen. However, it is not a relic of the past as sometimes understood.
45 years ago Bonded Labour was declared a crime punishable by law. Years later, on this day the 9th of February, the Government of Karnataka reaffirmed its commitment to #EndBondedLabour.
Let's seize this opportunity to build better, stronger, resilient, and equal societies!