Do Indians deserve to celebrate Independence Day?In today's TOI, New Delhi edition a piece of horrific news is published. A bonded labourer named Kasi fell at the feet of the officials of Tamil Nadu to rescue him. In that connection, the officials rescued Kasi along with 41 other labourers including children from Kancheepuram and Vellore's timber section. Kasi told the officials that they were treated as slaves. These labourers worked for twelve hours from morning six to evening six.
The life of the labourers is a black spot on India's independence. Earlier the whole of India was under the British regime, and now in independent India, some powerful men keep the poor captive for their financial gain. What a sorry plight it is!
I feel we are yet to be independent when some of our fellow citizens lead their life as bonded labourers. What's your take on it?