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Forced labor

    That from last four years he  and his son Gurpreet Singh (Age- 18) were employed by Mewa Singh S/o Baj Singh, R/o Village- Alipur, tehsil- Zira, District- Firozpur who belongs to caste “Jatt Sikh” which is a non Scheduled Caste. They were employed as a “Siri” (Agriculture labourer). They were also taking care the 8 buffalos of the employer. That when they were employed by the employer they were given Rs. 1000 (Rupees one thousand) and 40 KG wheat as an advance. The  employer fixed the annual wages of Buta Singh RS. 40,000/- for first year, for second year 50,000/- and for third year Rs. 60,000/- and for the fourth year  the employer do not give him any information regarding his wages. For his son Gurpreet Singh the employer fixed annual wages RS. 25,000/- for first year, for second year 30,000/- and for third year Rs. 35,000/- and for the fourth year the employer do not give him any information regarding his wages.That when they started to work for the employer the employer give them 4 Marlas of land. The employer said  that from their fixed salary he will deduct the cost of the land which he has given to them. The employer said he will deduct Rs. 1,50000 (Rupees one lakh fifty thousand) as a cost of the land.That Buta Singh and his son were working from 4:00a.m to 8:30 p.m for the employer during the wheat and paddy transplantation the employer was extracting work from him day and night. On their many requests the employer was allowing him to go to their house only for one night after a week. The employer was not even allowing them to go to their relatives house on marriages. There was a marriage of Buta Singh’s nephew but the employer does not allow them to attend the marriage of his nephew. That the employer was not allowing them for any weekly rest or overtime. Whenever they could not attend the work due to any urgent work or sickness then the employer was charging them a fine of Rs. 500/-  per day and night and by adding this amount in the advance amount the employer was charging a interest on the whole amount as per his own wish. That the employer never pay the full  wages of  Buta Singh and his son whenever they makes many requests to the employer then hardly the employer pays them only Rs. 1000 (Rupees one thousand) so that they could buy some ration for their family and told them that he is deducting the amount of the land whenever it will finish then he will give them their wages but after four years work he never give  them their wages. 

  • Posted by: Dalit Dasta Virodhi Andolan
  • Fact finding date: 27-07-2014
  • Date of Case Upload: 16-01-2015

Debt bondage

    That from last three years he was employed by Jaskaran Singh S/o Sajjan Singh, R/o Village- Holawali, tehsil- Zira, District- Firozpur who belongs to caste “Jatt Sikh” which is a non Scheduled Caste. He was employed as a “Siri”(Agriculture labourer). He was also taking care the 9 buffalos of the employer. That the previous employer of Puran Singh was Tara Singh who is resident of Firozpur city and after extracting work from him Tara Singh imposed Rs. 33,000 (Rupees Thirty three thousand) on him as a bonded debt. Jaskaran Singh paid the bonded debt of Tara Singh and engaged Puran Singh in his work. Now Puran Singh started work for Jaskaran Singh. In the first years the employer fixed his annual wages Rs. 40,000 (Rupees Fifty thousand) for the first year and for second year Rs. 50,000 (Rupees fifty thousand).That he was working for the employer from 6:00 a.m to 9:00p.m to take care the buffalos of the employer. During the season of wheat and paddy transplantation the employer was extracting work from him day and night. That during the work period the employer was abusing him on caste basis ad when ever he comes to his house for some time the employer was abusing him on caste basis when he came back to work. That Jaskaran Singh has taken the thumb impressions of Puran Singh on many types of blank papers  about which Puran Singh do not know that where he will use these papers as he is a illiterate person. Jaskaran Singh was not allowing him for any weekly rest or overtime. During the work period whenever he falls sick or could not attend the work due to any urgent work in his house the employer was charging him a fine of Rs. 600 (Rupees six hundred) and by adding this fine’s amount in the advance amount the employer was charging an interest on the whole amount as per his own wish. That during the work period whenever Puran Singh requests many time to the employer for his wages hardly he gives Rs. 500/- gives him Rs. 500/- in a month instead of this amount the employer never give him any amount of his wages. Puran Singh’s wife Jaspreet Kaur is a domestic servant and she is working in different houses in her village and she was managing the expenses of the house. That after working for the employer continuously for three years when Puran Singh demanded his earns wages from the employer. The employer imposed a bonded debt of 40,000 (Rupees forty thousand) on him. That to repay the bonded debt of the employer Puran Singh borrowed Rs. 15000 (Rupees fifteen thousand) from one person of his village and give back to the employer. After getting this amount the employer again demanded the remaining bonded debt amount as Puran Singh was unable to repay the bonded debt the employer started threaten him that he will took the possession of his residential house. That for his release and rehabilitation from bonded labour and bonded debt Puran Singh sent a complaint to the District Magistrate, Firozpur on 20-5-014 which is under consideration. That on 3-6-014 the employer Jaskaran Singh, Buta Singh S/o Gura Singh from village- Holawali and Jagsir Singh @ Seera S/o Mukhtisar Singh who is from another village came about 9:00 a.m and abused elder brother of Puran Singh whose name is Gurlabh Singh and his wife Baljit Kaur and threaten them that if they will not bring Puran Singh to their work or will not repay the bonded debt then they will took the possession of their residential house. The Baljit Kaur makes requests to the employer and his son and they went back. In this regard again a complaint was sent to the District Magistrate, Firozpur and Senior Superintendent of Police, Firozpur on 5-6-014. That on 1/7/014 when the family members of Puran Singh were not present in the house,  the employer Jaskaran Singh,  Jagsir Singh @ Seera, Buta Singh again came to the house of Puran Singh and threw out their household items and locked one room of their house. Now the employer and his fellow persons are not allowing Puran Singh and his family members to enter in the room which is locked by them.

  • Posted by: Dalit Dasta Virodhi Andolan
  • Fact finding date: 27-07-2014
  • Date of Case Upload: 16-01-2015

Rape and Murder of a Dalit Girl

    Pravasini Nayak, 15 was raped and bruttally killed by  unknown people at her own village Balisahi on 21.08.2014 at about 3.30 PM. Pravasini was the youngest daughter of Bhusan Nayak, a dalit  amoung 21 dalit families live in Balisahi village. On 21st October, Bhusan went to work in the field along with his daughter pravasini. At about 3.00 PM, he asked his daughter to go back home as her mother is not in the house. On the same day, her mother took her eledest daughter to medical as she was sick. When Bhusan came back from field, he did not find Prabhasini and searched here and there. After through search by co villagers, they  found her dead near the mango garden. Post Muterm report confirms that she was gang raped and killed. FIR is registered but PoA Act is not invoked as caste of assiliants is not known as infomed by police. Police assured the team that the culprits will be arrested soon.

  • Posted by: NDMJ Odisha
  • Fact finding date: 04-09-2014
  • Date of Case Upload: 16-01-2015

access denied due to caste

    Geetanjali Sethy a dalit  girl is married to Bikaram Nath s/o Benudhar Nath belongs to an upper caste  community of Sangaon village of Marsaghai PS in Kendrapara dist. Both Geetanjali and Vikram were staying in Paradeep after  love marrage, however, after Phailin, they  returned  to Sanagaon to live with  parents. This did not go well with upper caste neighbours. They started misbehaing Geetanajli as she  is a  dalit and disallow her to use tube well. They also boycotted Benudhar\'s family to enter the temple. Discontented with the above situation, Geetanjali filed a complain at Marsaghai PS about the incident.   But Police did not register the case and kept it pending for two months and asked the parties to settle the matter amicably. 

  • Posted by: NDMJ Odisha
  • Fact finding date: 13-08-2014
  • Date of Case Upload: 16-01-2015

CHILD ATTACK

    Parsuram Munda a 21/2 year boy was thworn boiled water over his body by anganwadi warkers and got injured. As Parsuram was playing with two other children  near kitchen  of Anganwadi centre, he picked  up one boiled egg from the bucket,on which the workers got angry and threw boiled water on the boy.A case was registered and two accused women  have been sent to the jail.


     


     

  • Posted by: NDMJ Odisha
  • Fact finding date: 13-08-2014
  • Date of Case Upload: 16-01-2015

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