Court frees 98 Hindus from kiln owner’s forced labour
LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court on Monday set 98 Hindus free from the captivity of a kiln owner who put them to forced labour.
As per reports kiln-owner Sarfraz had kept 98 Haris belonging to Sindh in his captivity for the four years, who were subjected to forced labour during the time. The court allowed the captive workers to go their native home.
The released captives which include minors and women said that they were forced to work and were kept in a poor conditions. On the other hand, the kiln-owner stated before the court that the workers had taken 10 million rupees as loan, in return of which they worked for him.
Earlier, LHC Justice Atir Mehmood set bailiff for the complaint made by one of the captives who managed to escape the kiln-owner’s captivity.