According to the TV Channel NDTV, hundreds of slave-children have been discovered in Hyderabad, in the south of India between January 27th and 29th. These children, from 6 to 15 years old, were slaves in an old bracelet factory.
Our reporter at Peanuts Daily India interviewed Mr. Kumar Singh, a high level Indian diplomat:
Child slavery is a bit like child abuse or women raping in India. This is abominable but pretty common here. As you know, in our tradition, Indians are separated into castes and if you are born in a lower one, you have no rights and therefore can be abused, raped or slaughtered. Even if the article 15 of our Constitution says that discrimination against lower castes is illegal, for most of Indians this is just a piece of paper and it has no value. If you recall, the British separated Indians by caste at the end of the 19th century and the highest castes took this reform as granted. Actually, the English are still big customers of Indian slaves; do you think other countries would be interested?
We were obviously shocked by this testimony. We would like to help the Indian government understand there is some important changes to do especially in their security policy but they don’t listen. At least we want to help the children to find a new home. Indeed, because of the police releasing the children from their lovely houses, they have no place to go. If slaves interest you and you want to own one, there is a big promotion on child slavery in India. For only 5,000 Rupees (2,500 NT$), you can afford a cute little Indian slave. This is a limited promotion and you should take your chance. There won’t be enough for everyone. Usually, a slave costs 10,000 Rupees in India but they propose a 50% discount for winter sales. These children will work for you a minimum of 13 hours a day, 7 days a week. They don’t take holidays; you just need to provide them a dirty floor to sleep on. They will eat mice and cockroaches and have 2 showers a year.
Author: Ms. Fis, Laurina.