Domestic Workers Demand Cohesive Police to Safeguard their Interests

Rally of domestic workers in Patna on Thursday.

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Patna: Hundreds of domestic help in Patna on Thursday took out a procession demanding a national policy to advance their causes including better pay, respect, and security under the state's unchartered worker security act.

The President of the Bihar Domestic Workers' Union Neeru Devi told the media that in the lack of a coherent policy to guard their interest, they were routinely victimized by their employers who physically abused them and falsely accused them of stealing their valuables.

Neeru Devi further told the media that there were people in Bihar who 'bought' children in the state and sold them to large employment agencies in big metros like Delhi and Mumbai.

"We want a cohesive policy that safeguards the interests of all domestic workers in Bihar. Besides better pay, we want security from violent-prone employers who regularly abuse by framing false charges against us including theft and pilferage," she said.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) spokesperson Mrityunjay Tiwari and leaders of several unions were present in the rally.


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