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Flawed fabrics, a report by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (Somo) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN), claims that at spinning mills in Tamil Nadu, teenage girls and young women are working under conditions that amount to slavery and the worst forms of child labour. According to the report, one hundred and fifty workers from five spinning mills were interviewed and revealed that girls as young as 15 are being recruited from marginalised Dalit communities in impoverished rural areas in India. They are lured with promises of decent jobs, good wages and a lump-sum payment. But the reality is a 68-hour working week, poverty wages, no contracts or payslips, and being locked inside factory and dormitory compounds during working and non-working hours.

 

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