Lucknow, Dec 5: The NHRC has issued a notice to the district magistrate of Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh and the state labour commissioner following media reports that 50 bonded labourers were rescued from a brick kiln in a village, officials said on Friday.
The labourers, all from Bihar, were found in the brick kiln on Dec 2.
The kiln owner did not pay the minimum wages to them, it was found during a raid by labour department officials, a communique from the NHRC said on Friday. It quoted Additional Labour Commissioner Pankaj Singh Rana as saying that the number of labourers could be more.
The NHRC has sought a response from the state government within a fortnight, detailing the number of labourers rescued and the monetary relief and rehabilitation provided to them.