Rescue News from IJM Bangalore

After a week of persistent advocacy from IJM Bangalore, government officials responded to the evidence documenting a cruel slave owner and rescued 24 children, women and men from an abusive brick kiln.

The night before the laborers were freed, the owner and his friend threatened to lock the laborers in a shed and burn it to the ground. The families were not unused to verbal threats and physical abuse. In the past, several laborers had tried to run away from the harsh conditions, but they were tracked down and beaten in front of the others, an example of the punishment that awaited other subordinates who might try to escape.

Today, these families no longer live in fear - instead, they are safe in their home village, where IJM has helped them resettle.