Slavery

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Slavery

The practice in which one person owns another person, or at least that person's labor. In either case, the owner does not compensate the slave for his/her work. Slavery is one of the world's oldest institutions. In the modern world, it is considered one of the most egregious human rights violations. It is illegal in nearly every country, but still exists. In the present, it is strongly associated with sexual trafficking and forced domestic servants.
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The Delhi-based South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude has called on Hindu revelers to abandon fireworks and celebrate Diwali "by lighting lamps and not burning precious childhood.
Professor Rasa Chaurasia, the general secretary of the south Asian coalition on child servitude, said:"For over 150 years, the tea planters of Assam have exploited children as young as seven.
The past few years have seen increasing public awareness - in India itself, but particularly in the international arena - of the high incidence of child servitude in the carpet industry of South Asia.

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