NEWS: India’s Silk Slaves – BBC

A few months ago, BBC news exposed the young slavery present in India’s silk industry. Ashok Kumar, a 13 year-old boy, is a bonded laborer. After his mother died and his father left, his grandmother, in desperation, sold Ashok to a loom owner for US $25. Ashok must now work until his debt is paid. He earns a measly 30 cents a day, hardly enough to repay off his debt.

Find out what happens to Ashok Kumar:

Watch what happens to Ashok Kumar in BBC’s documentary, “India’s Silk Slaves:”
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