Global Indian Slave Index

 Of Human Bondage


For some strange twisted reason many successful Indians abroad deliberately enslave their fellow Indians.

Global statistics speak of the horrible unbelievable truth, that has stayed in the shadows for far too long.


2014: London:Leicester Mercury Kalvinder Singh Uppal. 50-year-old Sikh. Brought victim from India to the UK to the Highfields area of Leicester in East Midlands of England. Told her she would be working as a dancer in the entertainment industry, She arrived in the UK, was forced to offer sexual services to strangers in return for money. Treated her like a slave. He fled to India. Was extradited. Sentenced by a UK court. Five years in jail.    
2014: Amnesty International: Indians sell other Indians into Slavery: New report focusing on migrants from the Indian state of Kerala working in Saudi Arabia. The report, ‘Exploited Dreams: Dispatches from Indian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia.’ Highlights cases of migrant workers from Kerala. Deceived about jobs, wages. Living and working conditions akin to human bondage. Culprits: Indian visa brokers and rogue recruiting Indian agents.  
2014: New York: Devyani Khobragade, deputy consul general at the Indian Consulate in New York arrested on charges of visa fraud and misrepresentation. Khobragade worked her domestic servant Sangeeta Richard from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day, “tantamount to keeping a person in slavery-like conditions or keeping a person in bondage.” Khobragade finally went back to India. Charges remain pending until she can be brought to court.
 2014, London:Louis Stewart, Political Editor, South East, BBC: Desraj Bunger a leader in the Guru Ravidass Sabha UK Community says the U.K. government must take action. “Caste discrimination isn’t confined to South East Asia – it’s a growing problem here in the South East too.” He said: The caste problems we’re having in this country have followed us here from India. 
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 2014, London: Izza Leghtas, Western Europe researcher, works on issues related to discrimination, migration, and minority rights. Indian domestic workers in the UK for the first time reveal how they are being subjected to serious abuses. Workers now face a horrendous choice: either endure the terrible abuse, or escape and become undocumented migrants. Then they are much more vulnerable to further abuse and exploitation.” 
2013: Australia: The index, published by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, ranked 162 countries. According to the index, there are 29.6 million people in modern slavery globally. India leads the world, followed by China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, Thailand, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar and Bangladesh
2013: Lambeth, South London, England: The Lambeth Slavery Case: Metropolitan Police from the Human Trafficking Unit arrested two suspects at a residential address in Lambeth, South London. 73-year-old Aravindan Balakrishnan and his wife Chanda Balakrishnan.The couple is accused of keeping three women as slaves for more than 30 years. The pair were also arrested and jailed in the 1970s.
 2013:London: Ukip councillor Benjamin Dennehy refused to apologise after describing Southall as Largely an Indian community,” that “harbors and exploits their own people in squalid third world living conditions.He also stated, It is a largely Indian community who say they deplore this behavior, but yet it is that very same community that harbors and exploits their own people in squalid third world living conditions.  
2013, Australia, Melbourne: A three-year-long detailed study by Macquarie University, titled ‘Precarious Experiences of Indians in Australia’. The study discovered that Australian employers and managers, often of Indian ethnicity, frequently exploit their fellow Indian workers. It was also discovered that Indian employers justified their treatment of their 457-visa workers saying This is what these workers are used to in their own country.” 
2013, New Zealand: Waikato Indian Students Club Indian students contacted the Waikato Times stating Indian students were being paid as little as $5 an hour in some of Hamilton’s Indian-owned restaurants and dairies. The legal minimum wage is $13.75 an hour. They said there was a tight-knit Indian community in the city. Many attended the same temple and interacted frequently. But when it came to the working week, the switch flips he stated. One Indian worker said, “They treat as like shit.” 
2013, United States, The Huffington Post: Married couple Amrutlal Patel and Dakshaben Patel of Indian descent were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly harboring and employing illegal aliens and treating them like slaves in their four Subway Restaurants in Lexington, Ky. The arrests were made after a 3-month human trafficking investigation. After work, the men were returned to the Patels’ home and were not permitted to leave the house. At night, they were locked in a small hidden basement room and shared one filthy mattress.
2011, London, BBC Report: A young Indian immigrant Jandeep, a Punjabi, exploited and driven to desperation in Southall and others spoke to the BBC reporter Chris Rogers who stated: The immigrants complain of damp, cramped conditions, but being exploited by their own people angers them most.The immigrants live amongst rats, cockroaches and garbage in makeshift garden sheds and garages. Many of these garden sheds and garages are owned by successful Indians who charge the illegal Indians high rents.
2011, Italy: Tan Kosh, a documentary detailing the difficult barbaric living conditions and exploitation of Indian workers in Italy won the first prize at the Digital Information Awards.The awards were organized by Italian daily ‘La Stampa.’ Tan Kosh, directed by Giordano Cossu, Saverio Paoletta and Harvinder Singh, revealed how Indian Sikh workers are exploited by their fellow countrymen in agricultural farms in Pontina, on the outskirts of Rome.
2011, New York: India’s then Consul General in New York Prabhu Dayal, was sued by a former housekeeper Santosh Bharadwaj. The maid accused Dayal of intimidating her into a year of forced labor. A year later, he reportedly settled the case on undisclosed terms. Dayal left for the safe bosom of his motherland.      
2009, New York: Dr Neena Malhotra, an Indian Foreign Service officer, served as a Press and Culture Counsellor at the Indian Consulate in New York from 2006-2009 and her husband was sued by her former maid, Shanti Gurung and was ordered by the court to pay $1.5 Million for keeping her in barbaric conditions and treating her like a slave. Neena Malhotra left the U.S. and began serving as Director in Ministry of External Affairs in India.
2009, London: An Indian solicitor and two women who both claimed to be his wives made a mockery of Labour’s tough border controls while taking part in the biggest visa scam seen in Britain. Jatinder Kumar Sharma and one of his wives, illegal immigrant Rakhi Shahi, ran a fraud factory helping hundreds of immigrants apply for visas using bogus documents and false identities. First, the Indians get duped by Indians and then they land in places like Southall where they are further violated and humiliated by other Indians. 
1995, Hong Kong: a report in the South China Morning Post highlighted the plight of Indian migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong. The report stated. There were many members of the Indian Community in Hong Kong who held the view that it was acceptable to pay less than the minimum wage to Indian domestic workers because They are not worth it and because They are not clean.

NewsDay - They Kept Slaves 
2007:United States: Mutton Town, Long Island: Arrested. Mahender Sabhnani, a naturalized citizen of the United States born in India, and his wife, Varsha Sabhnani, of Indian heritage, a naturalized United States citizen born in Indonesia ran a multimillion-dollar perfume business from their home in Muttontown, an upscale hamlet on Long Island’s North Shore. They harbored two Indonesian women as illegal immigrants who they treated like slaves. According to the prosecution, the two women, were held in slavery for five years. Both Mahendra and Varsha are Hindu Sindhis. Varsha Sabhnani abused the two workers at her Muttontown estate by starving them and hitting one in the face with a rolling pin, cutting her with a knife and forced her to eat her own vomit after feeding her chili peppers. Prosecutors stated, many punishments were inflicted because the workers took food from the garbage can because they were hungry. They toiled 19-hour days for little pay.

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