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Domestic help woes


TSI | Issue Dated: November 8, 2013, New Delhi
Tags : BSP |MP Dhananjay Singh | Jagruti |Domestic Workers Welfare |

The arrest of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagruti for destroying evidence and murder respectively of their 35-year-old maid has once again put an uncomfortable spotlight on the manner in which domestic helps are treated. Last month in Delhi a 15- year-old who had been attacked with knives and kept naked to prevent her from running away, was rescued from the home of a top executive. In the absence of an enforcement mechanism, The Domestic Workers Welfare and Social Security Act, 2010 has remained toothless. 

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