ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Student Protest against Eve Teasing

carpentary with a stipend of Rs 125 per month was given to 15 young men. They were also given implements for practice of the trade. But there is no steady work for them. About 34 young men, most of whom were not oustees, were trained as masons for a period of four months Some of them have been engaged as assistants in masonry work, but the majority are still unemployed. Even manual, unskilled work is denied to the landless oustees at the construction sites of canals and dykes. The reason is that construction companies prefer to engage outsiders for such work as the outsiders are less likely to complain when they are not paid wages according to law As the landless labourers are unable to get steady work many of them are forced to starve for a significant part of the year.

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