Law Scholars At NLU Odisha To Study Bonded Labour

Law Scholars At NLU Odisha To Study Bonded Labour

The credit course is the third special course introduced this year at NLU Odisha.


NEW DELHI: The National Law University, Odisha (NLUO or NLU Odisha), today launched a special course on Bonded Labour  – an issue of grave concern particularly for the Government of Odisha. The credit-course intends to help the students in better understanding of the crime in India.

“At NLUO, we have always strived to motivate students to cater to the unmet legal needs of the marginalised communities and help them gain access to justice. This special course will not only infuse empathy and solidarity among our students but also provide them an opportunity to understand and learn how the law works in action,” said NLUO Vice Chancellor Srikrishna Deva Rao.

“Although the Abolition of Bonded Labour  Act was passed in 1976, it is the responsibility of young lawyers and law students to ensure that the crime is completely abolished” said Mr Rao.

The credit course, which is the third special course introduced this year, intends to help the law graduates understand the Supreme Court judgements on Bonded Labour, engage in discussion about rights and justice regarding labour laws, develop comprehension on the role of the judiciary in a Bonded Labour  cases and appropriate outcome of trials, said a statement from the Varsity.

“Bonded Labour  moved from being a social-economic crime to becoming a purely – economic crime. It does not remain in the community anymore. Nor does caste, creed, age or sex matter to it. There is a financial benefit incurred out of exploitation of human beings which can be translated into currency. In the last decade Bonded Labour  transited into the final stage of the organised crime called Human Trafficking,” said National Director of Investigations & Law Enforcement Development, International Justice Mission Cdr Ashok V M Kumar.