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Swami Agnivesh


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Swami Agnivesh was an Indian social activist, politician, and religious leader focused on bonded labor who passed away in September 2020. He was part of Arya Samaj, a Hindu reformist movement, and took sanyas vows in 1970. He founded the Bonded Labour Liberation Front in 1981 and was chairperson of the UN Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery from 1994 to 2004.

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