#Italy’s #Sikh Slaves

This 100 mile-long stretch of land facing the Tyrrhenian Sea was marshland until a century ago when fascist dictator Benito Mussolini organised a mass migration from northern Italy to drain the swamps and turn them into fertile farmland.

But many of those who live today are not Italian, they are Indian – at least 11,000 of them, and possibly up to four times more.Mostly Sikhs from Punjab in northern India, they are economic migrants who have come here to work in local farms and send money home to give their families a better life.

Source: Italy’s Sikh Slaves | Italy | Al Jazeera