While India celebrated its 74th Independence Day, workers at Madhu Tea Garden and several other tea estates in Alipurduar, Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts marked the day with launching their campaign for basic rights.
Community Correspondent Harihar brings us this news report from the thick of the action. He grew up in the tea gardens. In this report, he brings out the reasons that make workers and their families still feel like slaves to the tea garden owners.
If not for the intervention by our community correspondent, the poor villagers would have continued paying taxes for a land they didn't own.
Millions of lives were directly dependent on the once flourishing Apple farming industry of Kashmir.