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"Human beings are members of a whole in creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain."

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ending Slavery

This article is about the sad story of a maid who had been held captive for many years. This article was written in the newspaper called Arab News.

"A Sri Lankan housemaid was kept against her will by her Saudi sponsor and not paid since she came to the Kingdom in 1997, sources from the Jazan governorate said on Tuesday." (http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article459099.ece).

The governor took prompt action in removing the woman from the home and arrested the employer. But not all stories of enslaved maids have such a happy ending. 

The Saudi government must show harsh punishment toward the wayward employer. He was in violation, not only of human rights, but of explicit Saudi law!! Islam abhors all types of injustice. God does not accept injustice, no matter who is the perpetrator!!

We must end slavery! Many people are sold like objects, forced to work for little or no pay and they are at the mercy of their employers. 

Discrimination is a pivotal part of slavery because it allows people to disengage their humanity and justify or tolerate the violation of other's people's human right.

Many people around the world hire people and then they do not pay them their wages, or their benefits or their compensation at the end of their employment. They manage to do so because they are in a stronger position!! 

To be guilty of any such breach is a very SERIOUS OFFENCE!

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