‘It’s slavery in the modern world’: Foreign workers say they were hungry, abused at Toronto temple

Hindu Temple calls allegations false, but Toronto lawyer says workers owed ‘substantial’ settlement

Suthakar Masilamani, second from the left, and Sekar Kurusamy, far right, complained to CBC Toronto about their treatment at the hands of the Sridurka Hindu Temple’s chief priest. The faces of the other two workers are blurred because CBC Toronto has not been able to interview them. (Tamil Workers Network)

Four migrant workers from India faced harsh living conditions and were drastically underpaid as sculptors on a Hindu temple in Toronto, according to two of the workers who spoke exclusively to CBC Toronto.

By day, they sculpted and painted one of the most holy parts of the temple, by night they would languish in the basement of the building, sleeping on cots by the boiler, according to Sekar Kurusamy, 51, and Suthakar Masilamani, 46.

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