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:”
Part 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=XsYMpl_gGfY
Part 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-ns_KwG247U
Part 3: http://youtube.com/watch?v=0O2B8NXc4ww
Part 4: http://youtube.com/watch?v=SZSNSf4sz1E