From CBS New York:
By CBSNewYork Team May 11, 2021 at 11:42 pm
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — About 200 workers at a large Hindu temple in central New Jersey say they were forced into manual labor.
A new lawsuit says the workers made little more than $1 an hour. …
The federal raid comes as a lawsuit claims workers were lured there from India and forced to work long hours on construction projects for just $1.20 an hour. …
The men lived in a guarded compound on the property, and the lawsuit alleges they were told they could not leave. …
The workers were allowed into the country on a religious visa,
After all, America is home to countless traditional Hindu pilgrimage sites.
and sources with the temple said the workers were there to volunteer, not to make money.
The New York Times says most of the men are Dalits. I’ve never gotten this clear in my head: are Untouchables into Hinduism or are they against it?