Haliya


Haliya

Haliya ( _ne. हलिया) is an agricultural bonded labor who works on another person's land. The literal meaning of Haliya is 'one who plough'. Haliyas can be found throughout Nepal. But the Haliya system in the far western hilly part of Nepal is considered as bonded labor system cite web|url=http://www.antislavery.org/archive/submission/submission1999-09NepalAgri.htm|publisher=Deepak Deo Bhatt|title="Agricultural bonded labour in Baitadi District Far Western Region, Nepal "|] .

As of September 2008 the system has been abolished by the Nepalese government. [cite web|url=http://in.reuters.com/article/southAsiaNews/idINIndia-35363420080907|publisher=Reuters|title="Nepal abolishes slave labour system"|] .

ee also

* Kamaiya
* Nepal

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