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It was shocking and dismaying to learn that India had the highest number of people enslaved in the world, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) today.

According to first โ€œGlobal Slavery Index 2013โ€ recently produced by the Australia based Walk Free Foundation and its partners, India has the highest number of people enslaved in absolute terms, with approximately 14 million people in modern slavery โ€“ almost half of the total number worldwide.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued that this incidence of slavery was a scar on India, which claimed to be on track to become a global power. It was blight on a country, which prided herself on having joined the league of hottest growth economies.

Rajan Zed further said that instead of pretending that slavery did not exist, India should show a strong political will and root out slavery completely.

Zed also appealed to Indiaโ€™s billionaires/millionaires, who had enormously benefited from Indiaโ€™s economic growth, to come to the aid of the slavery victims.