Life of the Jharkhandi Adivasi Girls at New Delhi

 

Adivasi Domestic Workers at Delhi

Every year thousands of minor Adivasi girls from the Jharkhand Region of Indian states like Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Orissa are trafficked to Delhi, Mumbai and other Indian metro cities into bonded labour. Adivasi girls often start their journeys being lured by promises of a better life. Once landing in the big city, they spend years working as bonded slaves with the “Job Placement Agencies” taking most of their salary since, these Adivasi girls are so naïve and completely helpless to raise their voice.

 Adivasi community (i.e. 7-8 percent of total Indian population) have not been able to reap the benefit of modern economic development so, their employers have no qualms in torturing them, and even sexually abusing them. Adivasi Girls are often forced to embrace the commercial sex trade as they are illiterate and have no other means of earning a livelihood.

 Watch the real story about them at Jharkhand Forum’s Video Blog @ http://adivasi.jharkhand.org.uk/2010/06/life-of-adivasi-girls-at-delhi.html

SUDESH KUMAR

sudesh.kumar@jharkhand.org.uk

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7 Responses to Life of the Jharkhandi Adivasi Girls at New Delhi

  1. Anonymous says:

    Every year thousands of minor Adivasi girls from the Jharkhand Region of Indian states like Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Orissa are trafficked to Delhi, Mumbai and other Indian metro cities into bonded labour. Adivasi girls often start their journeys being lured by promises of a better life. Once landing in the big city, they spend years working as bonded slaves with the “Job Placement Agencies” taking most of their salary since, these Adivasi girls are so naïve and completely helpless to raise their voice. Adivasi community (i.e. 7-8 percent of total Indian population) have not been able to reap the benefit of modern economic development so, their employers have no qualms in torturing them, and even sexually abusing them. Adivasi Girls are often forced to embrace the commercial sex trade as they are illiterate and have no other means of earning a livelihood. SUDESH KUMARsudesh.kumar@jharkhand.org.uk

  2. Jayanta Guha says:

    Thanx for shairing this video.though as a journalist this is known fact to me.but the world should know whats happening to our indegenous people.so the voice over of the video film should be in english.regardsJayanta guha

  3. dhuni.soren says:

    It is a sad state of affairs but nothing new and we all know it, even leaders of all these states know it.But they have no interest in such human miseriries of their people. They are busy making money and plundering the states. This problem is going to get worse with time as their is no job opportunies nearer homes and the agents are getting greedier. The civil societies and NGOs should speak up for these unfortunate and poor people.dhuni

  4. Anonymous says:

    John Denis Horo Thank you for sharing yet another update on our adivasi sisters / girlsworking in various capacities in Delhi specifically 'house-workers' or'house-maids'. Various Religious Groups, NGOs and autonomous Organisations are doing commendable works for the emancipation of these sisters / girlsfrom such inhuman atrocities and treatments.Unfortunately … See Moremost of our girls are so ignorant about the ‘futuristic uncertainties’ e.g. the employers-to-be, emoluments / monthly wages or salary, working conditions,rights and privileges, saving habits……. Are these girls willing to learn if someone wants to teach them? In an unorganized sector like this – it has its problems and challenges which needs specific attentions / treatment.Human trafficking is an illegal activity and a serious offence too’. Is our Government serious about it? Is it too small or negligible subject to lend appropriate attention. Is it the job of only social workers, NGOs or so-called ‘muktidatas’ (savious)?We have still to go a long way!- John D. HoroMumbai

  5. i am too aware of it. As an adivasi i am going to dedicate my life for the upliftment my people.
    there is nothing great in doing than to do first for your own people.
    my faith is that one day adivasi tribe will rule India, no doubt.
    History has prooved this.

  6. neetisha says:

    kya hum students group apni in bahno ke liye delhi me rahte hue kuch kar sakte hai? sochne ki jarurat hai ki ek adivasi samaj ke log yanha pardesh me rahte hue ek dusre ko appearance se pahchantye hue bhi baat nahi kar pate hai. sanwad ki kami ne aaj hume kitna amanush bana diya hai. ghatnayen hume jaga nahi pa rahi hamara khun nahi khaula pa rahi. aur kitna suppression chahiye. doston kuch to sochna suru karo. in kaam karne wale bahno ke kuch kare. chalo sath jud ke baat kare milte julte rahe. vichar ke star pe lade fir aage kaarwan le jayega manjil tak.

  7. Pradeep Xess says:

    I am a Researcher, and i know the deadly causes of human trafficking in India. Speaking about the ‘Adivasi’, I can only say that lets give up our old custom and traditions which are proving us to be jangly. When i say this I mean the desi mahua wine, which is the main cause among the tribes, and it is a big block on their way to development. Secondly, lets give importance to the education. what we have to do is to realize the potentialities we have, which is very little in others. We may have developments individually but practically speaking it needs a mass effort to give better life to Adivasis. No one can fill your shoe, so be united and start to be innovative rather than becoming revolutionary. we can win the world with mere intelligence. I am there to support by my thoughts.

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