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

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RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS-Narrowing Space for Minorities

(System) Abolition Act. But so poor has the implementation or the act been that even now there is no clear picture of the extent of bonded labour in the country. And the labour ministry readily admits to the fact that states have not complied with the minimum requirement of periodic reviews and reports on the situation. There is clearly a vast distance to be travelled between ratifying international conventions and adhering to their requirements. Abolishing bonded labour, for instance, is not simply a matter of passing legislation, but of committing the state to changing the prevailing socio-economic system. And as long as those who legislate are also those who benefit by the system, change is unlikely to occur.

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