BRITAIN’S ‘MODERN SLAVERY’ CRISIS


by NADEEM BADSHAH and RITHIKA SIDDHARTHA CAMPAIGNERS have called for more support for slavery victims after it emerged that people of Indian and Pakistani origin were among the most common nationalities being exploited in the UK. A report by the charity Unseen found there were 95 potential victims of “modern slavery” from India in 2017, which was the sixth most common nationality. There were 55 Pakistan-origin and 30 Bangladesh origin calls to Unseen’s Modern Slavery helpline in its first full year since it was launched. Modern slavery involves passport confiscation, little or no pay, debt bondage, isolation, monitoring and physical…

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