Comments on: Dial-a-maid, get-a-slave in middle class India http://blogs.reuters.com/the-human-impact/2012/12/04/dial-a-maid-get-a-slave-in-middle-class-india/ Mon, 26 May 2014 16:53:10 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Anindita http://blogs.reuters.com/the-human-impact/2012/12/04/dial-a-maid-get-a-slave-in-middle-class-india/comment-page-1/#comment-78 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:03:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-human-impact/?p=1194#comment-78 Hi Nita,
I am a journalist as well and currently work for an environmental NGO. I wanted to know more about the woman in the picture — Theresa. She worked with my parents, tending to my sister, who is suffering from cerebral palsy for a year in 2009-2010. She was taken away in 2010, when we heard that her husband had passed away. That was the last we heard of her. I just wanted to know how she is and how did she end up being rescued by Bachpan Bachao Andolan. The woman in the placement agency seems to have disappeared with the entire salary of the girl who works with us now. Would be really great if you could furnish me with some details about Theresa or contact person in Bachpan Bachao Andolan. My email is anindita27dc@gmail.com
Thanks

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By: Dharminder http://blogs.reuters.com/the-human-impact/2012/12/04/dial-a-maid-get-a-slave-in-middle-class-india/comment-page-1/#comment-77 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:28:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-human-impact/?p=1194#comment-77 Devyani Khobragade was “EXPLOITING HER MAID” violating human rights…US rightly stripped her of ELITIST dignity but entire CORPORATE MEDIA is masturbating bla bla bla…these rascals knows not that POOR MAID TOO HAD HUMAN RIGHTS AS PER US LAWS!

All ELITIST FEMALES must take a lesson from US laws that EXPLOITATION OF POOR peoples is an offence in USA unlike in India where only rich peoples are considered alive while poor are treated as GUTTERSNIPE as per salman khurshid!

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By: RitaBanerji http://blogs.reuters.com/the-human-impact/2012/12/04/dial-a-maid-get-a-slave-in-middle-class-india/comment-page-1/#comment-52 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:55:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-human-impact/?p=1194#comment-52 I am glad you caught on to this Nita and wrote about it. It’s something I realized when we tried hiring care-givers when my father was very sick and ailing. Often though the women would take the payment themselves, but the person who ran the ‘center’ was always calling to find out when the payment was made. I also realized that many of the women, may have been in their just out of economic compulsion, and worked as ‘care-givers’ only when they were for some reason not working as sex-workers. One of the women lifted her shirt to show me an appendix scar, when I asked her if she was well. Since she would go off to sleep very often. And it was not an appendix scar, it was C-section scar. So this racket may actually run deeper than meets the eye.

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By: sushilpershad http://blogs.reuters.com/the-human-impact/2012/12/04/dial-a-maid-get-a-slave-in-middle-class-india/comment-page-1/#comment-51 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 09:29:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-human-impact/?p=1194#comment-51 Most agencies supplying domestic workers are run by low rung Politicians !!

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