122 x 122 cm
oil on canvas
activist, guide and translator, Jubil, is a brave man. Fearlessly
rescuing children from angry factory owners, he has suffered beatings
many times. On 17th March 2011 he was part of a raid on a factory to
rescue over 50 children. The factory owners and their mob attacked the
activists and snatched the children back. Police and a local magistrate
accompanying BBA left them to their fate. Jubil and 3 of his colleagues
were badly beaten, only managing to escape when some policemen returned
and distracted the mob.
and corruption often allow the factory owners to escape prosecution but
in this case, despite a community leader trying to bribe Jubil to drop
the case, the prosecution went ahead and the owner went to jail. Sadly
many of the children were moved to other factories before they could be
found and rescued.