SLAVERY

  • I won't sit till I free every child from the clutches of slavery, says Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing his gratitude after the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize jointly to Child's Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, Satyarthi said that the award was a recognition of those millions of children still trapped in slavery. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Satyarthi said, "I...
  • London: Freedom Charity rescues 3 women from decades of captivity November 25, 2013

    In the UK, three women were rescued from decades of captivity in a South London neighbhourhood last week. Among the two held for that crime is a person of Indian origin. The case is being described as the biggest case of modern slavery in Britain. Aneeta Prem of the Freedom...
  • Thirty million people are slaves, half in India: Survey October 17, 2013

    London: Some 30 million people are enslaved worldwide, trafficked into brothels, forced into manual labour, victims of debt bondage or even born into servitude, a global index on modern slavery showed on Thursday. Almost half are in India, where slavery ranges from bonded labour in quarries and kilns to commercial sex...
  • US shipbuilder faces five more charges of enslaving Indian workers August 14, 2013

    Five more lawsuits accusing a US shipbuilder of luring 500 Indian guest workers to the US with false promises and forcing them to work under barbaric conditions have been filed in two states. Three of the new lawsuits against Signal International, which has shipyards in Mississippi, Texas and Alabama, were filed...
  • '12 years a Slave' is based on an autobiographical book by Solomon Northup July 18, 2013

    '12 years a Slave' is a historical drama that is based on an autobiographical book of the same name by Solomon Northup. This movie about a free black man who was sold into slavery. ...
  • Friday Release: Oscar favourite 'Lincoln' February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Ben Affleck and 'Argo' may have been the big winners at the Golden Globes, but many Americans think Steven Spielberg and 'Lincoln' should take home the top Oscars at next month's awards. The film opens in India this Friday. Nearly a quarter of Americans questioned in an Ipsos...
  • 49 years of King Jr's 'I have a dream' speech August 28, 2012

    "I have a dream", Martin Luther King Junior said on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC. Delivered exactly 49 years ago on this day, it became an iconic speech, underlining Reverend King's vision of a just and compassionate America. Drawing heavily from the Holy Bible, it spoke...
  • India worst G20 country for a woman: Poll June 13, 2012

    London: Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world's biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed on Wednesday. Infanticide, child marriage and slavery make India the worst, the same poll concluded. Germany, Britain,...
  • US court rules in favour of Indian maid March 21, 2012

    New York: An Indian maid, who had accused her former employer, an IFS officer, and her husband of harassment and "slavery", has received a favourable ruling from a US court, which approved her petition that she be awarded $ 1.5 million as compensation by the couple. In his order, US District...
  • Pay $ 1.5 mn to maid: US court to Indian diplomat March 8, 2012

    New York: A US judge's recommendation that an Indian diplomat and her husband, accused of "slavery" by their Indian maid should pay nearly $1.5 million as damages is likely to become the final ruling of the court as no objection has been filed in the case till now. US Magistrate Judge...
  • Google donates $ 11.5 mn to fight modern slavery December 15, 2011

    Paris: Google Inc is donating $11.5 million in grants to fight modern slavery and its hold on 27 million people worldwide, the technology company said on Wednesday. The donation is believed to be one of the largest corporate initiatives ever to fight slavery. Google said on its charitable website that its grants...
  • Indian American sentenced to 11years for slavery June 27, 2008

    New York: Indiaborn US millionaire Varsha Sabhnani, who along with her husband, was convicted of enslaving and torturing two Indonesian women, has been sentenced to 11years in prison and fined $ 25,000. Varsha, 46, was seen wiping out tears while talking to two of her four children and husband Mahender Sabhnani,...
  • Modernday slavery: African children trafficked to UK January 27, 2008

    London: African children are being sold for "modernday slavery" in Britain by impoverished parents on promise of better life, a media report said on Sunday. "Hundreds of young children are being sold and trafficked to Britain from Africa to be exploited as modernday slaves," the Sunday Telegraph reported. "Teenage girls including...
  • No bail for NRI in maid torture case in US December 21, 2007

    New Delhi: A US judge has revoked bail for Varsha Sabhnani, a wealthy Indian American convicted of imprisoning and torturing her two Indonesian maids. The judge ruled that since Sabhnani had been found guilty of inflicting physical punishment, she was no longer eligible to remain free. Varsha's husband Mahender Sabhnani, who...
  • Facing jail for slavery, NRI couple to lose house too December 19, 2007

    New York: Held guilty of modern day slavery and awaiting sentences, Mahender and Varsha Sabhnani, a wealthy business couple are set to lose their milliondollar house in Long Island near here. India born Mahender, 51, and Indonesiaborn Varsha, 45, are naturalised US citizens, who face around 20 years in prison after...
  • US court convicts NRI tycoon for maid torture December 17, 2007

    New York: A jury on Monday convicted a millionaire couple of enslaving two Indonesian women they brought to their New York mansion to work as housekeepers, subjecting them to repeated psychological and physical abuse and forcing them to work 18 hours or more a day. Indianborn Mahender Murlidhar Sabhnani, 51, and...